The Bridport Prize, 2014

 

The Bridport Prize’s mission is to ‘encourage emerging writers and to promote literary excellence.’

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The closing date for the prize is Saturday 31st May 2014 and it’s open to all nationalities. You must be aged 16 or over. They offer three categories – Poems, Short Stories and now Flash Fiction. Overall, there is over £15,000 in prize money. 

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

The short stories have a word limit of 5,000 words (not including the title,) and are £9 per story entered. The poems should be no longer than 42 lines and it’s £8 per poem entered. 

The new flash fiction category has a first prize of £1,000, 2nd prize of £500 and third prize of £250. There will also be 3 supplementary prizes of £50. The word limit is 250 words (not including the title,) and entry per story is £7. 

For more details on each category, terms and conditions and entry forms, visit the website for The Bridport Prize, 2014. 

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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