The Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition was founded in 1973 and has steadily grown in stature and prestige. Today many thousands of entries are received from over 80 countries.
In 2006 Fay Weldon agreed to become Patron of the Bridport Prize and notable previous judges include Margaret Drabble, Jo Shapcott, Rose Tremain, U A Fanthorpe, Andrew Motion, Lavinia Greenlaw, Carol Ann Duffy, Ali Smith and Jane Gardam.
The Bridport Prize are now accepting entries for the 2013 prize
- POEMS/ 42 lines/ 1st prize £5000/ Judge: Wendy Cope
- SHORT STORIES/ 5000 words/ 1st prize £5000/ Judge: Michele Roberts
- FLASH FICTION/ 250 words/ 1st prize £1000/ Judge: David Swann
Closing Date: 31 May 2013
To find out more about the Bridport Prize visit http://www.bridportprize.org.uk