Grazia Women's Prize: Putting Pen to Paper Panel

  • Mireille Harper

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.

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    Grazia UK

    • Publishing
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    Women's Prize Trust

    • Charity