The Bridport Prize

Deadline: 31st May 14

The Bridport Prize is one of the top open writing awards worldwide.

Prizes for short story and poetry categories:

  • 1st Prize - 5000
  • 2nd Prize - 1000
  • 3rd Prize - 500
  • 10 Highly Commended prizes of 50 each

Prizes for Flash Fiction:

  • 1st Prize - 1000
  • 2nd Prize - 500
  • 3rd Prize - 250
  • 3 Highly Commended prizes of 50 each

All prize-winning entries will be published in the Bridport Prize Anthology 2014 along with the judges reports. The top four poems are submitted to the Forward Prize for best single poem. The top thirteen eligible short stories are submitted to the BBC National Story Award and The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

Entry Fees:

  • 9 per short story
  • 8 per poem
  • 7 per flash fiction

Further details can be found on

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