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Support the Women’s Prize today and become part of our story

Known as the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012 and the Baileys Prize for Fiction between 2014 and 2017, the Women’s Prize for Fiction is today one of the best-loved literary awards in the world. The Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding full-length work of fiction that demonstrates excellence, quality, originality and accessibility. Authors of any nationality, any age, any country of residence or origin, of any sexuality, of any physical ability, writing in any genre are eligible.

There are two levels of involvement, Patrons for a one-off or recurring donation of £1000 a year, and Prize Circle Patrons for a one-off or three-year recurring donation of £5000 a-year.

Now embarking on our next, exciting chapter, you can support our charitable objectives which seek to honour & celebrate the widest possible range of women’s voices and stories from all over the world. We do this by:

  • shining a spotlight on overlooked and forgotten women’s stories, and promoting gender equality
  • using the power and brand of the Women’s Prize for Fiction to support literacy, research and educational initiatives to help inspire the readers & the writers of tomorrow
  • providing a year-round digital platform for women’s voices and offering a range of live events, encouraging debate between readers & writers.


To read more about the outreach work we’ve done in the past, click here


You can become a Patron today and help us continue our important work by making a one-off or recurring donation of £1000 a-year. The benefits include:


  • Patrons event once a year, an opportunity to meet the judges and some of the longlisted authors
  • Two free tickets to our hugely popular shortlist readings
Shortlisted books
  • Receive signed copies of all of the shortlisted books
Regular updates
  • Hear about the impact of the work you have helped to fund, and be ‘in-the-know’ with our latest news and campaigns
  • If you choose to, you’ll be recognised for your generous support on our website
You can help to inspire and empower women’s voices, and particularly those we don’t often hear. £1000 a year will help us to promote women’s creativity nationally and internationally, and help inspire the readers & the writers of tomorrow.

To find out more, please contact Claire Shanahan:

Women’s Prize for Fiction Awards Ceremony 2018, Bedford Square, London W1


Prize Circle Patrons

Interested in supporting the Prize at a higher level? Become one of our Prize Circle Patrons and help shape the future of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. You can become a Prize Circle Patron for a one-off or three-year recurring donation of £5000 a-year*.

You’ll get all of the benefits of our Patron’s level, plus some very special extras:

  • Be our guest at our glamorous annual awards party
Involvement in the future of the Prize
  • Invitations to join novelist Kate Mosse, Prize Founder Director, Harriet Hastings Prize Managing Director, Joanna Prior, Chair of the Prize and the Board for working lunches, sharing ideas and providing feedback on proposals to create a long, proud and independent future for the Prize

To find out more, please contact Claire Shanahan:

*The Women’s Prize Trust is a registered charity (registered charity number 1181253) and will be able to claim Gift Aid on your Prize Circle Patron donation.