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Discoveries 2022 shortlist

The 2022 Discoveries shortlist!


We are delighted to introduce you to the writers on the Discoveries 2022 shortlist. The Discoveries programme, run by the…

Wed 25 May, 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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Discoveries 2022 – FAQs


How will I know if my submission has been successful?  After completing the submission form (found here), you will receive…

Thu 30 September, 2021

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How to perfect your submission to Discoveries 2022


Submissions are now open for our 2022 Discoveries writing development programme, delivered in partnership with Audible, Curtis Brown Literary Agency,…

Thu 30 September, 2021

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Meet our 2022 Discoveries judges


We’re delighted to announce our 2022 Discoveries judging panel, chaired by international bestselling author and founder of the Women’s Prize…

Thu 30 September, 2021

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Photo of Kate Mosse on writing

Kate Mosse: On Writing and Getting Published


Discoveries 2022, our writers’ development programme in partnership with Curtis Brown and Audible, is now open for entries. We will be providing…

Sat 25 September, 2021

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Photo of novelist Abi Daré

‘Feel the fear and take the step, anyway’: Discoveries 2021 judge Abi Daré


Cestselling novelist Abi Daré was part of the inaugural judging panel for Discoveries 2021, our writing development programme. Discoveries 2022 is…

Mon 20 September, 2021

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Photo of Discoveries 2021 winner Emma van Straaten

Read an extract from the Discoveries 2021 winning story


Our inaugural Discoveries winner, powered by NatWest and Curtis Brown, was Emma van Straaten. Emma beat over 2,300 entries to…

Fri 25 June, 2021

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