Encourage developing writers to own their narrative as a Writers' Circle member

For 25 years, the Women’s Prize for Fiction has championed women’s writing and brought it to more readers than ever before. As a Writers’ Circle member, you will become one of our closest collaborators, supporting our vision of developing the next generation of women writers across the country. By making a donation of £20,000 and over, you will become a champion of talent development, creating pathways for more outstanding and diverse womens’ voices to be raised and shared.

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 members of the Women’s Prize Writers’ Circle 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:

  • Annual lunch to contribute ideas and hear about future plans with the board of trustees, including Chair of the Board Joanna Prior, Founder Director Kate Mosse and Managing Director Harriet Hastings
  • An invitation with a plus-one to the glamorous award ceremony, where the winner is announced
  • Meet the shortlisted writers as they convene in London from around the world for the winner announcement
  • Be our guest at the shortlist celebration party
  • Two tickets to the sell-out shortlist readings
  • An invitation to our annual patrons’ event celebrating International Women’s Day, an opportunity to meet the judges and some of the longlisted authors
  • Receiving an exclusive signed set of the shortlisted books
  • Association with our talent development outreach, with activity reports
  • Quarterly digital updates on the impact of the programmes you have funded, and be ‘in-the-know’ with our latest news and campaigns
  • A thank-you for your generous support on our website

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

*Each level of support in the Patrons’ programme include a benefits portion which represents the cost of the scheme to the Trust and a suggested donation. The benefits can be purchased separately at the stated price; to do so, please use the contact details overleaf. The remaining balance is a suggested donation and is eligible for Gift Aid, which means we can claim 25p for every £1 you donate. For the Writers’ Circle, the split is: donation £19,420, benefits £580.

In a culture that still gives most of the big prizes to men, we still need an award in the arts just for women. It’s in everyone’s interest to even the score.

Laurie Penny - 2016 Judge

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