The Bridport Prize 2009 website is now open for entries!The Bridport Prize is the richest open writing competition in the English language –
with £5000 first prize for a short story (of up to 5000 words); and £5000 first
prize for a poem (of up to 42 lines).
The Bridport is also known as a tremendous literary stepping stone – the first
step in the careers of writers such as: Kate Atkinson, Tobias Hill, Carol Ann Duffy
and Helen Dunmore.
Anyone can enter – so long as the work is previously unpublished. It costs £7 per
story or £6 per poem and the closing date is 30th June 2009.
Each year the prize is judged by well known writers – this year we are delighted to have
Ali Smith judging short stories and Jackie Kay judging poetry
The 2008 anthology of winning entries is available for just £12 or £15 overseas
(including postage and packing)2006 & 2007 anthologies available for £7 or £10 overseas (limited amount)
Enter online or download an entry form www.bridportprize.org.uk
If you prefer to receive an entry form by email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or send an SAE for an entry form to be posted to you
The Bridport Prize
PO Box 6910