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Bridport Prize


PO box 6910

Bridport DT6 9BQ




The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Bridport Prize was founded by Bridport Arts Centre in 1973 and has steadily grown in stature and prestige.

The poem and short story categories each have a first prize of £5,000, second prize £1,000 and third prize £500. An additional 10 supplementary prizes (for each category) of £50 each are awarded.

A new category for flash fiction with a prize of £1,000 was launched in 2010. There is a second prize of £500, 3rd prize of £250 and 3 supplementary prizes of £50.


  • Submission Instructions/Form

  • View Past Winners

  • Cost to Enter: Poetry, £8. Short Stories, £9. Flash Fiction, £7

  • Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • First Prize: £5,000

  • Second Prize: £1,000

  • Third Prize: £500

  • Other: Ten runners-up prizes of £50.

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