The 2018 competition is open for entries. We are delighted to welcome our judges: Daljit Nagra for Poetry, Monica Ali for Short Stories and Flash Fiction and Kamila Shamsie for the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel.
The closing date is 31 May at midnight BST. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
L to R: Daljit Nagra by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies; Monica Ali by Liz Emerson; Kamila Shamsie by Zain Mustafa.
New Website Now Live
Our new, fully mobile compatible website is now live. New sections include For Writers with ideas and tips to get you going and a dedicated News section. We will be adding to the site over the coming months including new blogs from our fantastic judges. You can submit your work online via the website or by post. Writers with accounts on the old site will still be able to log in with the same username and password. Visit us at https://www.bridportprize.org.uk
What the Judges are looking for
You can read about what this year’s judges are looking for on the Meet the Judges page. Click on their names to see what really excites them in a piece of writing.
Read the winning entries from the 2017 poetry, short story and flash fiction competitions in this beautiful book. £10 plus P&P