The brainchild of award-winning comedian Helen Lederer, Comedy Women in Print (CWIP) will celebrate and support female comedy writers.
Comedy writing is a powerful tool, yet comedy writing by women is under-acknowledged. The prize will bring forward the next generation of female talent as well as shine a light on women who have an established comedy writing career. Female comedy writing can be given a respected place within the canvas of British wit on the page.
More needs to be done to celebrate the achievements of women excelling in this field and to nurture and support the diverse voices of the next generation of witty female writers.
Female witty writing is compelling, empowering, connecting and releasing.
The judges will be looking for evidence of wit ranging from irony to absurdity – offering laugh out loud moments and a sense of connection, truth and recognition to the reader.
Find out more about the prize here.