Make your short story shine!

Cover Photo




Make your short story shine!

By The Bridport Prize

Make your short story shine!

Thursday 18 April 2024, 6.30 pm to 7.30pm UK time
£1 tickets for under represented writers on a low income.
Hurry! Limited supply*

A short story is like a good mini break. It introduces you to new people and places where every second counts. It should also leave you wanting more! Discover how to make the most of character, plot, structure and conflict from short story writers, prize winners and published authors who appreciate every step of this journey.


Sean Lusk
Sean is an award-winning short story writer and winner of numerous prizes including The Bridport Prize. Sean’s debut novel The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley featured on BBC 2’s Between the Covers with Sarah Cox, was shortlisted for the Scottish National Book awards debut of the year and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. Sean’s second novel is published in July 2024.

Elaine Chiew
Elaine’s short story collection, The Heartsick Diaspora received coverage in The GuardianThe Singapore Straits TimesBookRiot, and Esquire Singapore. She is a twice winner of the Bridport Short Story Prize, and has been anthologised in the US, Asia, and UK, such as The Best Asian Short Stories and recently, broadcasted on BBC Radio 4. Her first full-length novel, The Light Between Us, was published in May 2024.

Ben Hinshaw
Ben’s stories have appeared in The Best Short Stories 2021: The O' Henry Prize WinnersHarvard ReviewGrantaThe White Review, and elsewhere. His debut novel Exactly What You Mean featured on BBC Two's Between the Covers. Ben is a former Bridport Prize winner. Ben grew up on the island of Guernsey and has lived in Northern California. He is a former bookseller.

Run by international creative writing competition The Bridport Prize. Previous winners include Kate Atkinson and Kit de Waal. Discover more at
Deadline for Short Story, Novel, Poetry, Flash Fiction entries 31 May 2024.

* To apply for a £1 ticket please email [email protected] with a little about your situation.

This event is recorded and available to watch afterwards with your ticket code.

hosted by

The Bridport Prize

The Bridport Prize


Open in Android app

for a better experience