News & Features


Final advice from the Discoveries judges


In the last few days before a deadline, some of you may be looking for tips to make your work…

Wed 11 January, 2023

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Why all writers need critical feedback


We asked shortlisted writer Niamh Ní Mhaoileoin to share her experiences as a shortlisted writer on the Discoveries programme. As…

Thu 5 January, 2023

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Make Your Discoveries Entry Shine


In writing, as in life, first impressions can count for a lot. If you’re looking for ways to elevate your…

Tue 20 December, 2022

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Madeline Miller on Writing


When Women’s Prize winner Madeline Miller joined us on the Women’s Prize for Fiction podcast recently to choose her five…

Thu 15 December, 2022

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Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts


Are you struggling to tap into your creativity? Never fear, we asked some of this year’s Discoveries judges to share…

Wed 14 December, 2022

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Writing Prompts from the 2022 Women’s Prize shortlist


Women’s Prize winner Maggie O’Farrell once told us “a huge amount of writing is reading – you can’t be a…

Thu 22 September, 2022

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Writing Tips

16 Writing Tips from Discoveries Authors


Sometimes there’s nothing more daunting than a blank page. Finding the time and inspiration to write may seem impossible. But…

Tue 24 May, 2022

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First Chapter

Our Grazia First Chapter competition is open!


***Entries for the 2022 First Chapter competition have now closed – keep an eye out for the winner announcement in…

Tue 8 March, 2022

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