Welcome to Discoveries

The Women’s Prize Trust, Audible, Curtis Brown Literary Agency and Curtis Brown Creative Writing School are delighted to launch Discoveries 2025, 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 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 between 500-1,000 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. Please do ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions for the competition before submitting your entry. Any questions? Please see our FAQs. You can also view Terms and Conditions for the competition.

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About your writing

Don’t worry if you haven’t done much writing before. Discoveries seeks potential rather than polish, and we’d just love to hear a bit about where you’re at with your writing right now.

Type in or paste your story and select the genre

Click all that apply. If you’re not sure, a good trick is to think about comparable books that are already published and what genre(s) they fall under.)

Copy and paste your synopsis in the area below. Your synopsis should be a summary of the main plot of your novel (Max. 1,000 words).

Copy and paste your submission text 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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Prize updates and keeping in touch

We’ll be in touch with Discoveries-related updates and opportunities as the programme progresses. Please note that due to the number of entries we receive, we will only contact entrants as regards their individual entries if they are longlisted. We’d love to keep in touch beyond Discoveries! If you would like to subscribe to our partners’ newsletters, please tick the boxes below.

Terms and Conditions

View the Terms and Conditions for the competition.

A Little More About You

Discoveries welcomes applications from women writers of all ages (18+) and backgrounds across the UK and Ireland. We want to ensure that we reach as many eligible writers as possible for equality purposes and the optional answers that you provide to the survey questions below will be used to improve Discoveries’ outreach efforts. Any answers that you provide will be anonymised.