Set up by writer/comic Helen Lederer, the prize is joining forces with HarperFiction to offer a £5000 publishing contract for an unpublished author. The runner up gets a free MA course in creative writing from the University of Hertfordshire.

Unpublished women writers should send the first 5000 words of a novel plus a one-page synopsis.

  • Completed novels requested by 30 March
  • £10 entry fee – payable by PayPal
  • Closing date: 28 February 2019
  • Read more: comedywomeninprint.co.uk