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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


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


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…

Wed 30 September, 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


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


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


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


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