Discoveries 2023- The Women’s Prize Trust, Audible, Curtis Brown prize for novels in progress by Women

The Women’s Prize Trust, Audible, Curtis Brown literary agency and Curtis Brown Creative have partnered to run the Discoveries writing development programme for a third year.

Discoveries is more than a traditional writing prize, it is a pioneering development initiative which offers practical support and encouragement to aspiring female novelists of all ages and backgrounds, from across the UK and Ireland. The programme culminates with awarding the Discoveries Prize for an unpublished novel-in-progress.

The winner will be offered representation by Curtis Brown Literary Agency and a cash prize of £5,000.

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. All six shortlisted authors will be offered a mentoring session with a Curtis Brown agent, plus a free place on a six-week online writing course with Curtis Brown Creative. The shortlisted writers will also take part in a studio session focused on writing and recording for audio with Audible.

All sixteen longlisted authors will receive a bespoke, two-week online Discoveries Writing Development Course. The course will be taught by taught by Women’s Prize shortlisted author Charlotte Mendelson and it focuses on the works-in-progress of the longlisted writers, using one-to-one tutorials, live teaching on Zoom, writing exercises and group discussions on Curtis Brown Creative’s online learning platform.

Published on:
16 Dec 2022


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