News & Features


How to edit your novel


  At the Women’s Prize for Fiction, we are pleased to be partnering with Curtis Brown Creative and NatWest on Discoveries, a new talent development programme offering aspiring female…

Fri 22 January, 2021

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Ten Tips for Writing Dialogue


  The Women’s Prize for Fiction is delighted to be partnering with Curtis Brown Creative and NatWest to deliver Discoveries, a new talent development programme that offers aspiring…

Fri 22 January, 2021

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Twelve creative tips from Women’s Prize winning authors


  From Eimear McBride to Kamila Shamsie, we asked previous Women’s Prize for Fiction winners what key tip they would give to others writing creatively.   Read on…

Mon 11 January, 2021

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Our judges on the books you should discover in 2021


Possibly one of the most keenly anticipated New Years ever, 2021 is finally upon us. To help you stock your New Year TBR piles, we asked the brilliant 2021…

Fri 8 January, 2021

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Kim Cattrall headshot

Kim Cattrall appears on the Women’s Prize Podcast


In our final ‘Bookshelfie’ of 2020, actress Kim Cattrall discusses her decision not to have children, being photographed nude as “modern day Aphrodite” Samantha Jones, personal loss, reading Women’s…

Wed 23 December, 2020

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Discoveries judges Lucy Morris

‘An exercise in precision’ – a literary agent’s tips for writers


  In October, Lucy Morris – Discoveries judge and literary agent at Curtis Brown – joined our panel event celebrating our 10th Grazia First Chapter Competition (watch in…

Thu 17 December, 2020

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‘Just get the words down on paper’: Maggie O’Farrell’s insights for writers


  Author Maggie O’Farrell joined our trustee and Sandeep Mahal on Instagram Live, discussing how she went from “writing short stories about cats” as a child and “some…

Mon 7 December, 2020

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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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