DON'T FORGET TO ENTER YOUR WINNING STORY OR POEM TO
THE BRIDPORT PRIZE 2008
Open International Creative Writing Competition for Short Stories and Poems
CLOSING DATE: 30th June 2008
The website is open for entries - You can now enter online by uploading a Word file or a PDF, or as before by cutting and pasting text.
Listen to Christopher Buchlman reading his winning poem for 2007
Find out about the new award for Dorset writers. This new prize will reward the highest placed DORSET writer with an extra prize of ฃ100 and a specially commissioned trophy
The Bridport Prize 2007 Anthology ia also available now and offers the reader a taste of the best of new writing from the winners of one of the toughest open writing competitions in the English language.
Prize money again totals ฃ14,000 and the 1st prize winner in each section gets ฃ5000 making the Bridport the richest OPEN writing prize for unpublished work in the English language. Winners and short-listers also benefit from the high regard in which publishers and agents hold the Bridport.
The judges for 2008 are Helen Simpson for short stories and David Harsent for poetry.
Don Paterson the poetry judge for 2007 said, "The Bridport is a prize all serious poets want to win"
Tracey Chevalier the short story judge for 2007 said, "The popularity of the Bridport Prize is a tangible reminder that the short story is alive and well"
Read the details, buy the Anthology or enter online at: www.bridportprize.org.uk
Or go online at www.bridportprize.org.uk/entryform.htm to pick up an entry form which you can print out to enter by post.
If you prefer to receive an entry form by email, please email email@example.com