The Comedy Women in Print Prize
How did it all begin?
Helen Lederer is probably best known as part of London’s alternative comedy scene at the Comedy Store in the eighties and for her roles in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ and the BBC comedy sketch show ‘Naked Video’. She is not only a comedian and actor but also a comedy novelist. Her first novel ‘Losing It’, was nominated for the PG Wodehouse comedy literary prize. Helen is the founder of Comedy Women In Print (CWIP).
"Five years ago when i finsihed my comedy novel 'Losing it', I rather hopefully looked around for a female comedy literary prize to win and discovered - there weren't any - Which is why I set up CWIP"
-- Helen Lederer --
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CWIP Prize Content Criteria
Female witty writing is compelling, empowering, connecting and releasing.
The judges will be looking for evidence of wit ranging from irony to absurdity –
offering laugh out loud moments and a sense of connection, truth and recognition to the reader.