What People Say

Fay WeldonFay Weldon CBE

"Mention the Bridport Prize and the eyes of writers everywhere light up.

"It's not just the money - though that's not to be sneezed at - it's a prize really worth fighting for in terms of prestige and genuine literary accomplishment."

Fay Weldon CBE, patron

Euan ThorneycroftEuan Thorneycroft

"We think the prize always throws up fantastic writers and it has great standing within the literary world."

Euan Thorneycroft, A M Heath & Co Ltd


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“It was an honour to be welcomed into the community of writers and readers at Bridport ,2017. As one of the most venerable short-fiction prizes in the world, Bridport offers a corps of dedicated first-readers, judges who take every submission seriously, and a boost to writers from dozens of countries".

Nicholas Ruddock (Canada) 1st Prize, short story competition 2017

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