poetry & fiction contest: Bridport Prize
- Bridport Prize 2007
*online entry instructions
*entry form download for postal entries
Closing date for receipt of entries: 30th June 2007.
Maximum of 5000 words for short stories and maximum of 42 lines for poems.
The Prize is open to anyone, including non-UK applicants, over 18 years.
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been
published, self-published, published on any website or broadcast.
Entries submitted posthumously will not be eligible.
You can send as many entries as you like, the entry fee is £6 per poem or
story payable in sterling by credit/debit card, cheque or postal order. Cheques
must be from a UK bank and should be payable to The Bridport Prize with the
sender's name and address on the back.
Postal entries from overseas can only be paid by credit/debit card or in cash
(notes only, NO coins) - either US dollars (US$12 per entry) or Euros (€10
per entry). Overseas cheques, money orders or drafts will not be accepted.
Entries must be in English (preferably typed), single sided, with pages
numbered and securely fastened; each entry on a new sheet. Stories to be double
spaced; poems to be single spaced. Entries must show no name, address or
identifying marks other than the title, (all details should be on the entry form).
Entries are not returned, keep a copy. No corrections can be made after receipt,
nor fees refunded.
Postal entries should be sent to The Bridport Prize, Bridport Arts Centre,
South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR, UK.
Enclose a stamped addressed postcard marked ACKNOWLEDGEMENT if you require
acknowledgement of receipt of your postal entry. To receive the judges' reports
(winning entries only) and full results in December 2007 - enclose an A5
stamped addressed envelope marked RESULTS.
Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but the Bridport
Prize will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems and
stories, (including runners up), in the annual anthology.
No competitor may win more than one prize in each category. The judges'
decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into. Judges are
unable to comment on individual entries.
Judging is fair and independent. Professional and experienced readers select
longlists for the named judges.
Prizes for both short stories and poems for 2007 are: 1st £5000, 2nd £1000,
3rd £500 plus 10 supplementary prizes of £50 each.
Prizewinners will be notified in writing by beginning of October 2007. The
list of prizewinners will be displayed on the website after the prizegiving
ceremony in November. Prizes will be awarded on 17th November 2007.
Entry implies acceptance of all the rules.
Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in
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