Guidelines for Entrants:
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 2 March 2020.
Works submitted must be Published Comedy Novels, of at least 75,000 words, written in English and published in the UK and Ireland within the 12 months prior to the closing date.
Criteria for entry
Female (identified) authors including non-binary over the age of 18 on 2 March 2020
Written in English
Published in the UK and Ireland
Book must be published in first physical format between 2 March 2019 and 2 March 2020
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.
Five copies of the book to be provided at the first submissions stage, additional copies will 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 forward 5 copies of the nominated novel to:
School of Humanities
University of Hertfordshire
de Havilland Campus
Hatfield AL10 9AB
Publishers must also complete their entry via the submissions form on the "Enter" button below.
Closing Date: Monday 2 March 2020
Long List Announced: Monday 20 April 2020
Short List Announced: Monday 1 June 2020
CWIP Winners Event: TBC July 2020
Please ensure you accept the terms and conditions of entry before you submit your entry.