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The Woman’s Prize Trust: Discoveries

Apply by 11:59pm on 15 January 2023 for this writers’ development programme.

The Woman’s Prize Trust has launched its 2023 Discoveries programme, which invites unpublished and unagented women writers in the UK and Ireland to submit their novels-in-progress across any genre of adult fiction with the aim of being awarded the Discoveries Prize in June 2023.

The winner of this Prize, now in its third year, will receive an offer of representation from Curtis Brown and £5000. The sixteen longlisted authors will receive a bespoke, two-week online Discoveries Writing Development Course taught by Women’s Prize shortlisted author Charlotte Mendelson and an annual Audible subscription; whilst the six shortlisted authors will also have access to mentoring with a Curtis Brown agent, a free place on a six-week online writing course with Curtis Brown Creative and a studio session focused on writing and recording for audio with Audible. One promising writer, named the ‘Discoveries Scholar’, will also win a free scholarship to attend a three-month Writing Your Novel course with Curtis Brown Creative.

The judges for this year’s prize are Chair of Judges Kate Mosse, the international bestselling novelist and Founder Director of the Women’s Prize, novelists Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Chibundu Onuzo, Lucy Morris, Curtis Brown literary agent, and Anna Davis, Founder and Managing Director of Curtis Brown Creative writing school.

Submissions are open from 26 September 2022 until 11:59pm on 15 January 2023. The longlist and shortlist will be announced in May 2023, and the winner in June.

To find out more and apply, visit the Women’s Prize for Fiction website.