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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; Director for…

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 Bennett 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 tells…

Thu 17 September, 2020

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Women’s Prize partner NatWest launch new podcast mini-series


  In the run-up to the announcement of the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction on 9th September, our sponsor NatWest has produced a series of podcasts…

Tue 1 September, 2020

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Get your tickets to our first ever digital shortlist readings + winner announcement


  We’re delighted to announce the first ever fully virtual Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist readings and winner announcement. Our much-loved shortlist readings this year will be digital…

Wed 19 August, 2020

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Writing Prompts from the Women’s Prize winners


Are you taking part in the #ReadingWomen challenge, to work your way through the backlist of winners in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for…

Fri 7 August, 2020

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Help us make The Women’s Prize for Fiction Journal a reality


  We’re very excited to reveal that in honour of our 25th anniversary, we’ve just launched a crowdfunding campaign with publisher Unbound to create The Women’s Prize for Fiction Journal: Celebrating 25 years of #ReadingWomen….

Thu 23 July, 2020

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A Bookseller’s Perspective


Waterstones’ Fiction Buyer Bea Carvahlo shares her thoughts on the #ReadingWomen campaign celebrating the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s 25th anniversary and the 2020 shortlist. At Waterstones, we have…

Fri 17 July, 2020

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Writing activities inspired by the 2020 Shortlist


If you’ve loved any of the books of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, and are inspired to start writing yourself – perhaps even considering entering Discoveries–…

Thu 9 July, 2020

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Contemporary writing as tomorrow’s classics


  Laura Barber is Deputy Publishing Director of Granta Books, where she publishes Jenny Offil, shortlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Weather. She is also…

Thu 9 July, 2020

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Winning the Women’s Prize: One Year On


One year on from winning the Women’s Prize for Fiction with Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage, Publisher and Founder of Oneworld Publications, and Women’s Prize Trust Prize Circle…

Thu 25 June, 2020

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