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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


‘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


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…

Tue 1 December, 2020


‘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


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


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


Kate Mosse: On Writing and Getting Published

We are delighted that Discoveries, our writers’ development programme in partnership with Curtis Brown and NatWest is now open for entries. We will be providing inspiration and encouragement for new…

Fri 25 September, 2020