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Bridport Prize

The prize worth writing for

We are passionate about discovering creative writing talent in poetry, short story, flash fiction, novel and memoir. Our alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the literary world: Kate Atkinson MBE, Gail Honeyman and Kit de Waal. When it comes to past judges, Roger McGough, Cathy Rentzenbrink and Robert McCrum have chosen their ones to watch and each year we attract experts across all genres.

We are a route to being published and our partners include London literary agency, AM Heath and Headline Publishers. Trust us with your words and it could be you on the bestseller list.

Enter at www.bridportprize.org.uk

50 years of our creative family

The Bridport Prize is an international creative writing competition established in 1973 by the Arts Centre’s founder, Peggy Chapman-Andrews.

Today it is Bridport Art Centre’s flagship, raising vital funds for our work. The competition has a prize fund of over £20K, an unrivalled reputation and thousands of entries from over 100 countries in poetry, short story, flash fiction, novel and memoir.

Find out more and enter at www.bridportprize.org.uk

I have enormously fond memories of the Bridport Prize. It gave me one of the first affirmations that I could write. The story I wrote for the competition was the first time I felt I found that elusive thing – my ‘voice’. Without the Bridport Prize I would probably not have found my agent and quite possibly wouldn’t have written Behind the Scenes at the Museum so I have a lot to be thankful to it for.
Kate Atkinson, Novelist

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