Comedy Women in Print Prize 2021 open for nominations

Now in its third year, the Comedy Women In Print (CWIP) Prize aims to recognise, celebrate and encourage witty women authors.

ALCS is pleased to continue as a sponsor of the CWIP Prize, whose previous winners and honourees include Nina Stibbe, Candice Carty-Williams and Ruth Jones.

Nominations for 2021 CWIP Published Novel and Unpublished Novel categories are now open, with the judging panel boasting some stellar women writers including Joanne Harris, Dame Maureen Lipman, Susan Wokoma and Sarah Shaffi. Novels should be submitted by 28 May 2021 in order to be eligible for this year’s prizes. Last year’s Published Novel winner received a cash prize, while the Unpublished Novel winner received a publishing deal with Harper Collins.

Entry criteria

  • To be put forward for the Published Novel prize, novels need to have been published in the UK between 2 March 2020 and 12 April 2021. See the full entry criteria for this prize here.
  • As part of the nomination process for the Unpublished Novel prize, unpublished writers need to submit 5,000 words of their manuscript and have their full manuscript ready for if they’re longlisted. The full entry criteria for this prize can be found here.

Visit to find out more information about the prize and submit your work before the 28 May 2021 deadline.