Join as a Prize Circle Patron and play a crucial part in the Women’s Prize’s future

As a Prize Circle Patron for a one-off or recurring donation of £5000 per year, you can get actively involved in the Prize. The benefits include:

  • Special patrons’ event once a year, an opportunity to meet the judges and some of the longlisted authors
  • Priority booking for our hugely popular shortlist readings
  • Be our guest at our glamorous annual awards party to be the first to hear the winner announcement
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
  • 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

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

If you want to take part in the cultural conversation around women and help us connect readers and writers around the world, 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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