The UK and Ireland's first comedy literary prize

The brainchild of award-winning comedian Helen Lederer, Comedy Women in Print (CWIP) launched in 2018 to celebrate and support female comedy writers.

The winner of the two published categories receives a cash prize and the winner of the unpublished novel receives a publishing deal with HarperCollins.

There's never been a better time to be a witty woman…

RESULT! The judges emerged from their humour cave (zoom meeting) to share these literary laughter bombs with you. And since a lot of comedy involves taste – we got biscuits in.


Winner receives a cash prize from...

Oh, the joy of upping our funny bone with the visuals! Funny graphic storytelling made us discover our g spot… Thank you judges and LDComics for opening up our body parts.


In association with...

One runner-up will receive an MA in Comedy Writing from...

Yay! Congrats.  ‘Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for friends and then you do it for money’ - Virginia Woolf. BTW when you make it big we don’t take a commission, but we quite like a nice wine, if this is of interest (oh and a car).

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One runner-up will receive an MA or a cash prize and mentoring from...

The winner receives a cash advance and publishing contract from...


Where do you get your ideas from?


You're all marvellous!


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A writerly romp with you and witty writers about their work, their ideas, their disasters and anything else that can be teased out over a shared glass. ‘Writing is always fun’ said no one. Tempted? C U at 7pm

Important Dates

Winners Announced

Monday 14th September, 2020

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