Thursday, 21 May 2009

Thinking of Bridport?

The deadline for the prestigious Bridport competitions looms ever closer. I entered last year to a big fat nothing. Not sure I'll enter this year.

Deadline: 30 June 2009
Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500, 10 x £50

Short Story
Judge: Ali Smith
Looking for: A beginning, a middle and an end not necessarily in that order. Nothing spare, a voice you can hear after you've read the story.
Fee: £7 per story

Cue lots of stories structured like Pulp Fiction, if at all.

Judge: Jackie Kay (love her stuff)
Looking for: authentic voices. Imagery which might be mundane but still startles. Lines which hook and draw the memory.
Up to 42 lines.
Fee: £6

You can enter online.

1 comment:

Carolyn Jess-Cooke said...

six quid per pome? Ouch... Maybe my entry will be something along the lines of:

Recession, how I love thee...