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Comedy Women In Print Prize

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Comedy Women in Print Prize Shortlist

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Winner: The Exact Opposite of Okay

At a celebration of The Conduit Club this evening for the inaugural Comedy Women in Print Prize, debut author Laura Steven won the Published Prize for The Exact Opposite of Okay, Kirsty Eyre won the Unpublished Prize for Cow Girl and Jilly Cooper received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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.

For more information, visit You can also follow the prize on social media @CWIPprize