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entrant Guidelines: published writers




Please also read the terms and conditions and you may like to read our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The competition is open to any woman, writing in the English language, of any nationality over the age of 18 on the closing date 14 October 2022.

Works submitted must be Published Comedy Novels, written in English and published in the UK and Ireland between 29 May 2021 and 14 October 2022.


Criteria for entry


  • Any woman over the age of 18 on 14 October 2022

  • Written in English

  • Published in the UK and Ireland

  • Book must be published in first physical format between 29 May 2021 and 14 October 2022

  • Book must be comedic in style or content, although a wide range of witty and funny styles of comedy will be considered

  • Submission must be made by the book’s publisher using the form linked to below

  • Self-published titles are not eligible.

  • A PDF and two copies of the novel to be provided at the first submissions stage, additional copies may be required if the book is shortlisted

  • In light of the current economic environment and the impact this has had on numerous book prizes, CWIP will require a £20 entry fee from the publisher for each book entered. After submitting your entry/ies we will be in touch to invoice you accordingly. However, if you feel this cost will prohibit the entry on behalf of your author, then please do let us know/get in touch to discuss.

  • In the event of being successfully selected as a longlisted book, to offset some of the processing costs, £100 will be required from the publisher and a further £100 for shortlisted entries.

  • In the event of being successfully selected as a shortlisted novel the publisher is required to sticker copies of the novel with artwork provided by CWIP. Artwork will also be provided for the winning novel. 

Please send a PDF of the comedy novel to and send 2 copies of the nominated novel to:


15 Underhill Road
SE22 0BT


Publishers must also complete their entry via the submissions form before the closing date.


Closing Date:  Friday 14 October 2022


Long List Announced: Wednesday 14 December 2022


Short List Announced: Wednesday 22 February 2023


CWIP Winners Event: Monday 17 April 2023

Please ensure you accept the terms and conditions of entry before you submit your entry.

Entries Now Closed
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