One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the Women’s Prize for Fiction was known as the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012 and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction between 2014 and 2017 – celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.

The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

Find everything you need to know about the Prize right here, from how the judges are selected to how the winning novel is chosen.

Publishers can find out how to submit books, the eligibility criteria and how to promote longlisted, shortlisted or the winning title under the ‘2017 Prize’ menu link.

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