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The winner of the two published categories receives a cash prize and the winner of the unpublished novel receives a publishing deal with HarperCollins.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

Ta da! CWIP is overexcited to offer this year’s range of witty and original material. Due to content there may be a risk of laughter, enjoyment or very possibly peeing with abandon...


Winner receives a cash prize from...

CWIP is smugly chuffed to come in on the coat tails of LDComics and make out that CWIP knew all along about the joy of graphic novels and humour on the page... Thanks LDC

“The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair” Mary Heaton Vorse. I don’t know Mary, but she’s not wrong. These CWIP stars of tomorrow were seen to score highly on the pants thing.

Where do you get your ideas from?


You're all marvellous!


join CWIP on Instagram Live, Wednesdays @ 7pm

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


In association with...

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

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

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

Important Dates

Shortlists Announced

Monday 8th June, 2020

Winners Announced

Monday 14th September, 2020

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