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Comedy Women In Print Prize

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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.

There has never been a more expedient time to support the witty voices of women.

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Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020

Ta da! CWIP is overexcited to offer this year’s range of witty and original material. Due to content there may be a risk of laughter, enjoyment or very possibly peeing with abandon...

CWIP Prize 2020 Longlist

CWIP Prize 2020 Shortlist

Winner: Reasons to be Cheerful

Nina Stibbe's Reasons to be Cheerful takes the Comedy Women in Print 2020 Prize! Special mention to runner-up, Candice Carty-Williams and 'Queenie'. Also, congratulations to Danny Noble and Posy Simmons for their Humourous Graphic Novel wins and to Faye Brann's 'Tinker, Tailor, Schoolmum, Spy' for winning the Unpublished Comic Novel Prize.

Comedy Women In Print Prize Archive

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