News & Features


5 Things to include in your first chapter


We sat down with Tayari Jones, winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel, An American Marriage,…

Tue 22 March, 2022

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How to perfect your submission to Discoveries


Discoveries is more than a traditional prize whereby the winner receives an offer of representation and £5000; it is a…

Thu 30 September, 2021

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Kate Mosse: On Writing and Getting Published


The Women’s Prize Discoveries programme was created in partnership with Curtis Brown and Audible to support and promote new unpublished…

Sat 25 September, 2021

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Photo of the Women's Prize Shortlisted books for a virtual literary event

Explore our 2021 shortlist reading guides and writing prompts


If you’ve loved the books of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist and are inspired to start writing yourself,…

Wed 4 August, 2021

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Jessie Greengrass: On Writing


This is how all writing advice would begin, if I had my way: Hello, my name is …. I have…

Fri 9 April, 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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Ten Tips for Writing Dialogue


Discoveries team member and Curtis Brown associate agent, Viola Hayden talks us through how to write dialogue that will help make…

Fri 22 January, 2021

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Twelve creative tips from Women’s Prize winning authors


From Eimear McBride to Kamila Shamsie, we asked previous Women’s Prize for Fiction winners what key tip they would give…

Mon 11 January, 2021

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