Bespoke benefits are offered to anyone wishing to be more personally involved with the Women’s Prize for Fiction through a Major Gift (£20,000+). These benefits would be designed personally for you, to bring you closer to our work. This engagement could include:

  • Special patrons’ event once a year, an opportunity to meet the judges and some of the longlisted authors
  • Six complimentary tickets to our hugely popular shortlist readings
  • Be our guest with a plus one at our glamorous annual awards party to be the first to hear the winner announcement
  • A meet-and-greet with the Prize winner at the award ceremony or an opportunity to meet one of the prize’s previous winners at a private lunch
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
Involvement in the future of the Prize
  • A private briefing session with novelist Kate Mosse, Prize Founder Director, Harriet Hastings Prize Managing Director, Joanna Prior, Chair of the Prize to share ideas and provide feedback on proposals to create a long, proud and independent future for the Prize

As a registered charity, the WPFF can claim Gift Aid for your donation at no extra cost to you.

If you would like to discuss arranging a Major Gift to the WPFF, please contact Claire Shanahan at

This prize’s shortlist changes everything, so on behalf of all the writers who have been changed by this prize, and all the readers, and the literary culture itself, I want to raise the Bessie to the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Kamila Shamsie - 2018 Prize winner

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