Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The Bridport Prize winners announced

The Bridport Prize 21015 winners have been announced, plus details of the 2016 competition, in the following newsletter:

the Bridport Prize - the Winners 2015

November 2015 Newsletter


Kathy Miles wins the £5,000 first prize for poetry with An Elegy for Lace
Judith Edelman wins the £5,000 first prize for short story with Ping at the Zoo
Kit de Waal wins £1,000 first prize for flash fiction for the second time with Crushing Big – she also won in 2014!
Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott wins £1,000 plus mentoring for the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a first novel with Swan Song

The 2015 prize-giving took place at Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 17 October. We were delighted to welcome winners and their guests from across the UK and overseas – some having travelled from as far away as the USA, Thailand and Holland to attend the event. A big thank you to our 2015 judges Roger McGough, Jane Rogers, David Gaffney and Jane Feaver for all their work and support for the competition.
All the winners and judges reports from 2015 can be found on the results page of the website

winners        shortlists  
poetry report        short story report        flash fiction report    


Image: Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott accepts her award for Swan Song at the prize-giving

Following the success of the inaugural competition in 2014, were delighted to be able to increase the prizes on offer to the shortlisted writers in 2015. The winner, runner-up and three shortlisted writers all receive cash awards, a manuscript appraisal and a place on an Industry Day in London with partners The Literary Consultancy.

The opening chapters of the winning and runner-up novels can be read on the website.
1st prize  - Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott  (link to biog) - Swan Song
Runner-up - Alison Powell - When the Mountain Swallowed the Morning

Kelleigh will be blogging on the website about her mentoring with The Literary Consultancy over the coming months.


The 2016 competition is now open for entries and we are delighted to announce our judges:  Patience Agbabi for poetry, Tessa Hadley for short stories Tim Stevenson for flash fiction and Kerry Young for the PC-A Novel Award.

For full details, please see our competition rules

To enter online you will need to register on the website first.  If you have any difficulties, please contact our online administrator, Jonty Gray at

Should you have any queries about the competition, check our frequently asked questions, or contact the competition administrator, Kate Wilson:

Closing date 31 May 2016 at midnight BST

All online entries submitted by 31 December 2015 will be entered automatically into a prize draw. A randomly selected winner will have their entry fees reimbursed and receive a copy of the 2015 winners anthology. 
Vanessa Gebbie
With Christmas only weeks away, here’s the perfect present for the book-lover in your life. Buy the 2013, 2014 and 2015 anthologies for just £15 plus P&P. Please note this is a time-limited offer to 10 December 2015 only.

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The 2015 winners anthology is now on sale for £10 plus P&P featuring all the winning poems, short stories and flash fiction stories from the competition.

See photos of the 2015 Prize-Giving event at Bridport Arts Centre.

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United Kingdom


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