Grazia Women's Prize: Putting Pen to Paper Panel
For the Women’s Prize × Grazia First Chapter competition, I joined a panel with fellow industry experts to give insights and advice for starting a writing journey, and enjoying every step of the way.
Kenya Hunt, Deputy Editor of Grazia UK and 2021 First Chapter judge, chaired panellists: global bestselling author Dorothy Koomson, our 2021 First Chapter judge and mentor; myself and literary agent Viola Hayden.
We discussed: what it takes to start a literary career; the importance of mentoring, peer support and community; and the best advice for integrating writing into daily life.
Dorothy also revealed the winner Naomi George, and runners-up Savitri Patel and Imogen Tazzyman, of our eleventh annual Women’s Prize × Grazia First Chapter Competition, selected from hundreds of entries.