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HOW TO EDIT YOUR NOVEL BEFORE SUBMITTING


  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…

Thu 14 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 create Discoveries, a new talent development programme that offers aspiring female…

Thu 14 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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Comedy in Fiction: from Elizabeth Bennet to Bridget Jones


  Lynne Parker is the Founder & Chief Executive of Funny Women, a not for profit community that helps women find their voice through performing, writing and creating comedy. Here, she…

Thu 17 September, 2020

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