Support access to the best writing by women for all readers as a Prize Circle Patron

Over its 25-year-history, The Women’s Prize for Fiction has supported readers through free resources, live events, and promotional material for libraries and bookshops. This includes subsidising readers most in need, whether that’s a group of socially isolated new parents, midwives who use books to connect with colleagues outside of work, or young readers in secondary schools. With a donation of £5000 and over, you can help us enable access to great writing by women for everyone and build diverse audiences for live literature events, as we continue working with our longstanding partner The Reading Agency.

Your gift is a donation, which for UK tax-payers Gift Aid can be claimed against, adding to its value. In recognition of your support we will be delighted to acknowledge you as a Women’s Prize Circle Patron on our website and in our programmes. We’d also like to invite you to join us through unique invitations and opportunities to explore our work. These include:

  • An invitation to our annual patrons’ event, an opportunity to meet the judges and some of the longlisted authors
  • Be our guest at our glamorous award ceremony
  • Receiving a complimentary set of the shortlisted books
  • Association with our Readers Groups, with activity reports
  • Quarterly digital updates to 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 as a Prize Circle Patron on our website

If you would like to discuss becoming a Patron, please contact Claire Shanahan at claire@womensprizeforfiction.co.uk

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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