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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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‘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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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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Discoveries 2021 winner Emma van Straaten

Announcing the first ever Discoveries winner!


We are excited to announce our winner for Discoveries 2021, powered by NatWest and Curtis Brown, which seeks untapped female…

Wed 9 June, 2021

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Announcing the 2021 Discoveries Shortlist!


The Women’s Prize Trust’s Discoveries, powered by NatWest and Curtis Brown, is an ambitious writers’ development programme offering aspiring female writers…

Wed 19 May, 2021

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Meet the 2021 Discoveries longlist


The Women’s Prize Trust’s Discoveries 2021, powered by NatWest and Curtis Brown, is an ambitious writers’ development programme offering aspiring female…

Wed 5 May, 2021

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How to edit your novel


Discoveries team member, experienced editor and Curtis Brown literary agent, Lisa Babalis gives us some invaluable insights on how to…

Fri 22 January, 2021

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Photo of Curtis Brown agent Viola Hayden

Ten Tips for Writing Dialogue


  Although submissions have closed for 2021, Discoveries team member and Curtis Brown associate agent, Viola Hayden talks us through how to…

Fri 22 January, 2021

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