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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"LOL was the first short story I had ever written, so coming 3rd in something as prestigious as the Bridport Prize was amazing!  It’s quite a quirky story and finding that other people enjoyed it gave me a real boost.  I guess it’s about having confidence in your own voice - that you aren’t just writing for yourself and laughing at your own jokes.  The prize winners' day was also magical.  I spent the whole day in a happy bubble and glowed for weeks afterwards."

Helen Morris, UK, third prize, short story competition 2015

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