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Discoveries winner Emma van Straaten on her publishing deal


First ever Discoveries winner, Emma van Straaten has just landed her first publishing deal with Little Brown publishing! She sat…

Fri 8 December, 2023

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Jacqueline Crooks on voice and style


Jacqueline Crooks’ debut novel Fire Rush  was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and has been described by the…

Thu 7 December, 2023

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Discoveries 2024 now open for submissions!


Discoveries invites unpublished women writers in the UK and Ireland to submit the opening of a novel in English –…

Wed 20 September, 2023

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Meet the six authors shortlisted for Discoveries 2023


Get to know the six exciting new writers that impressed the Discoveries judges with only 10,000 words! The Discoveries programme,…

Wed 24 May, 2023

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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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