The Bridport Prize is 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.
As well as cash prizes, winners of the poetry, short story and flash fiction competitions are published in the Bridport Prize anthology. Winners of the Peggy Chapman Andrews First Novel Award will receive mentoring with 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.
The novel award is open to writers in Britain and Ireland. British and Irish nationals living overseas are not eligible.
Rest is open to writers of any nationality from any country.