Welcome to Discoveries

The Women’s Prize Trust, NatWest, Curtis Brown Literary Agency and Curtis Brown Creative Writing School are delighted to be partnering on Discoveries, a unique initiative searching for the most talented and original new female writing voices in the UK and Ireland.

If you'd like to enter, please fill in the three-stage form below to tell us a bit about yourself and to send us the first 10,000 words of your novel and a synopsis of up to 1,000 words. Novels do not need to be finished before you enter the competition, but you should be able to summarise in your synopsis the main plot of your work-in-progress. Any questions? Please see our FAQs. You can also view Terms and Conditions for the competition.

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You might like to tell us how you came up with the idea for the novel you’re submitting, if you’ve taken a creative writing course, which authors inspire you, or even just why you write.

Type in or paste your story and select the genre

Copy and paste your synopsis in the area below (max 1,000 words).

Copy and paste your entire submission in the area below (max 10,000 words). Please do not include any personal information, synopsis or any other text besides your writing.

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Terms and Conditions View the Terms and Conditions for the competition.