“One indicator of the importance of the Bridport Prize is that everyone comes to the presentation.
"I felt slightly ridiculous, merely highly commended flash fiction, spending my prize twice over on a weekend in Bridport. I’m so glad I did. Sipping fizz in a beautiful gallery, I talked with the readers, my judge, other winners.
"Everyone at Bridport was so obviously invested in the competition and keen to meet the writers, their enthusiastic commitment to encouraging writing palpable”.