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

The competition is open to female (identified) authors including non-binary writing in the English language, of any nationality over the age of 18 on the closing date 28 May 2021.

Works submitted must be Published Comedy Novels, of at least 75,000 words, written in English and published in the UK and Ireland between 2 March 2020 and 28 May 2021.


Criteria for entry


  • Female (identified) authors including non-binary over the age of 18 on 28 May 2021

  • Written in English

  • Published in the UK and Ireland

  • Book must be published in first physical format between 2 March 2020 and 28 May 2021

  • 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

  • There is no charge for entry, however, in the event of being successfully selected as a shortlisted book, £50 will be required from the publisher and a further £50 for the winning book.

  • 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 on the "Enter" button below.


Closing Date:  Friday 28 May 2021


Long List Announced: Wednesday 21 July 2021


Short List Announced: Wednesday 22 September 2021


CWIP Winners Event: Monday 8 November 2021

entrant Guidelines: published writers




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