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  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


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

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


‘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


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


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


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 Fiction?…

Fri 7 August, 2020


Lexie Elliott: Juggling family, work and writing

  Lexie Elliott has been writing for as long as she can remember, but she began to focus on it more seriously after she lost her banking job…

Mon 30 March, 2020


Every Voice Matters: Hounslow Action for Youth

  As the Women’s Prize for Fiction has recently donated some books to community hub Hounslow Action for Youth, we asked facilitator Jacqueline Crooks to tell us about…

Fri 20 March, 2020


Diana Evans: Writing Tips

  Award-winning author (and 2019 Women’s Prize shortlistee) Diana Evans is one of the judges of our Grazia First Chapter competition this year. To inspire you to put…

Tue 10 March, 2020