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Discoveries Prize | Readers & Judges

Meet the team of judges and readers for the Discoveries Prize 2020-21

Discoveries invites all unpublished women writers aged 18 and up, residing in the UK or Ireland and writing in English, to submit their works of fiction to the Discoveries Prize. The prize doesn’t require writers to have finished a novel – only to have started one – and it is free to enter.

The prize will accept novels in any genre of adult fiction and entrants will be required to submit only the first 10,000 words of their novel with a synopsis.

Discoveries is now closed for entries. The longlist will be annouced in March/April 2021. Find out more.

The Discoveries Prize are proud to be working with the many talented publishing professionals that make-up our team of readers. Including publishers, editorial assistants, agents and agent assistants.

Our first and second round readers will select twenty-five novels to put forward to the judging panel. Then a longlist of sixteen and shortlist of six writers will be selected by a judging panel chaired by acclaimed author and Women’s Prize Founder Director Kate Mosse. She will be joined by author Abi Daré, literary agent Lucy Morris, Curtis Brown Creative Foundr and Director Anna Davis, and Director for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature Sandeep Mahal.