Enter the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction

The Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction runs from July, when we call for submissions, to the following June, when the winner is announced at an award ceremony in London. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited-edition artwork known as the ‘Charlotte’, both gifted by the Charlotte Aitken Trust.

Any woman writing in English – whatever her nationality, country of residence, age or subject matter – is eligible. Books must be published in the United Kingdom between 1 April in the year the Prize calls for entries, and 31 March the following year, when the Prize is announced.

Books from all narrative non-fiction categories intended for general readership, commonly known as ‘trade non-fiction’, are encouraged, and the judging panel considers the titles submitted using the guiding tenets of excellence, originality and accessibility. 

The Prize accepts novels entered by UK publishers, who may each submit a maximum of two titles per imprint and one title for imprints with a list of fourteen fiction titles or fewer published in a year. In addition to general submissions, publishers may put forward one ‘call-in’ title for consideration.

Full details on prize criteria and eligibility can be found in the Terms and Conditions. Please email WPNF@womensprizeforfiction.co.uk with any further queries.