Bridport Writing Prize

An open writing competition that is dedicated to finding and encouraging the most promising new writers from across the world. Each year the judges award over £18,000 in prize money for your best submissions in poetry, short stories, flash fiction and first novels.

In addition to cash prizes, placed winners  (1st, 2nd & 3rd prize), Highly Commended winners and the twenty writers long-listed for the novel award are published in the Bridport Prize anthologies each October. Winners of the Peggy Chapman Andrews First Novel Award will receive mentoring with our partner The Literary Consultancy – the UK’s first and leading editorial and manuscript assessment service.

The prize was founded in 1973, in a small town in Dorset, UK, by Peggy Chapman-Andrews. Today it is a global writing competition and many winners have gone on to see their work published and have become household names. 

Past judges include Ali Smith, Roger McGough, Carol Ann Duffy, U A Fanthorpe, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Drabble, Andrew Motion and Tracy Chevalier.

For your chance to win, get your entries in by 31 May, 12 midnight BST 2019.

Click here for more information on how to enter.

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