Publisher for CWIP Unpublished Prize
The prize for the Unpublished Category Winner will be a publishing contract with HarperCollins with a £5,000 advance. The publisher reserves the right to publish in the format of their choice.
The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society is a not-for-profit membership organisation set up in 1977 by writers, for the benefit of writers. Since its inception it’s paid out over £500 million to all types of writers, and has over 100,000 members. Find out more about the organisation and how to join at
MA in comedy
Falmouth University has a history of over 100 years but is an institution that looks forwards. With creativity at its heart, it has one of the Queens’ of comedy is at its head; Dawn French is Falmouth’s engaged and committed Chancellor. Translate your passion into a career in comedy writing for screen, stage and everything in between.
Prize Partner for Humorous Graphic Novel
LDComics is the largest women-led comics forum in the UK, open to all. Launched by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman to champion comics work based on life narrative and drama of the everyday. LDC believes comics should be used as a tool to question/challenge injustices and inequalities in society.
Created in the 1980’s by a group of mostly women publishers as an antidote to the stuffy gentlemen’s clubs, The Groucho Club remains a bastion and refuge for arts, literature and media folk in the bohemian heart of London’s West End.
Supporter of CWIP
The University of Hertfordshire is a vibrant, inclusive, campus-based institution. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. The teaching expertise was awarded top gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. (TEF) For more information visit: www.herts.ac.uk. For the MA in Creative Writing.
MA Creative Writing /Cash prize
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is a trade union representing professional writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, comedy, poetry, animation and video games. Members include emerging and aspiring writers. We lobby and campaign on behalf of writers - ensuring their voices are heard in a changing digital landscape.