Creative writing competition: Bridport Prize 2020


07 February 2020
The prestigious international writing competition is inviting entries

The Bridport Prize categories are:

• Poetry: The prizes are £5,000, £1,000, £500 and 10 x £100. Enter original, unpublished poems up to 42 lines. The entry fee is £10 per poem.

• Short story: The prizes are £5,000, £1,000, £500 and 10 x £100. Enter original, unpublished short stories for adult readers up to 5,000 words. The entry fee is £12 per story.

• Flash fiction: The prizes are £1,000, £500, £250 and 3 x £100. Enter original, unpublished flash fiction up to 250 words. The entry fee is £9 per flash.

• Peggy Chapman Andrews First Novel Award: The prizes are £1,500 plus a year's mentoring from The Literary Consultancy and a detailed judge's critique, £750 plus a full manuscript critique and TLC Industry Day, 3 x £150 plus a 50-page manuscript appraisal and Industry Day. Enter between 5,000 and 8,000 words from the opening of an unpublished manuscript plus a 300-word synopsis. Writers entering must not be represented by a literary agent. The entry fee is £20 per novel.

• Young Writer Award: A new award for 2020 with a prize of £500 for the highest-placed writer aged 16-25 in any category.

• Dorset Award: £100 for the highest-placed writer from Dorset in any category.

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Winners will be published in an anthology.

The closing date is 31 May.

For full details see the website.


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