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‘Feel the fear and take the step, anyway’: Discoveries judge Abi Daré


  We’re thrilled that bestselling novelist Abi Daré is part of the inaugural judging panel for Discoveries, our new writing development programme. Discoveries is now open for submissions, seeking the…

Wed 18 November, 2020

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Grazia First Chapter winner Abigail Moss, on writing and support


  Last month we announced the winner of our tenth annual Women’s Prize x Grazia First Chapter Competition with a virtual award ceremony: Abigail Moss’s entry was selected…

Wed 18 November, 2020

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Announcing the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’


  You voted in your thousands to select your ‘Winner of Winners’ from 25 years of Women’s Prize for Fiction winning books, and we are delighted to announce…

Wed 11 November, 2020

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Our Judges’ Recommended Reads for Black History Month


  It’s Black History Month, and to celebrate, we asked the incredible 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction judging panel to pick just one book by a black female…

Fri 30 October, 2020

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Win your very own plant-filled reading nook with Beards & Daisies


  To celebrate 25 years of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, we’ve partnered with our friends at indoor houseplant company Beards & Daisies to offer you all the essentials you need…

Thu 29 October, 2020

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Win the Perfect Cosy Night in with Doisy & Dam


  To celebrate our year of #ReadingWomen, marking 25 years of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, we’ve partnered with ethically sourced, dairy and palm oil free chocolate company Doisy…

Fri 23 October, 2020

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Read this year’s Grazia x First Chapter winning story


  This year marked our tenth First Chapter competition in partnership with Grazia magazine. We are always blown away by the entries for the competition, and 2020 was…

Thu 22 October, 2020

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Announcing our 2021 Judging Panel


  We’re over the moon to reveal next year’s incredible panel of judges. Meet the five fantastic women who will be whittling down the books submitted to reach…

Wed 21 October, 2020

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Meet our Discoveries judges


We’re delighted to announce our judging panel, chaired by author and founder of the Women’s Prize Kate Mosse. She will be joined by author Abi Daré; Nottingham UNESCO…

Tue 20 October, 2020

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Calling all budding writers! Discoveries is now open for entries


In honour of the 25th anniversary year for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and in recognition of untapped diverse and exceptional writing talent across the country, the Women’s…

Sun 18 October, 2020

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Meet the illustrator bringing 25 years of Women’s Prize winners to life


  Our Year of #ReadingWomen challenge aims to celebrate 25 years of the Women’s Prize for Fiction by rediscovering a quarter century of winning books, from Zadie Smith’s On…

Thu 1 October, 2020

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#ReadingWomen Groups: Meet The Self-Isolated Book Group


  The Self-Isolated Book Group is the third of our official 2020 book clubs to follow our #ReadingWomen campaign, which celebrates 25 years of the Women’s Prize for…

Tue 29 September, 2020

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