If you're a reader, there's not much better than discovering a new author whose writing you love. There's a great wealth of talent being published in the UK at the moment, from thriller writers whose work is so gripping you can't bear to put it down to those innovating and reinventing the English language with every fresh sentence they write. With Futures, we wanted to find the most talented young writers out there and bring them to a wider audience.
To be considered, female authors had to be under 35, based in the UK and have published at least one novel. From the hundreds put forward by their publishers, the Futures judges have picked 10 finalists - and we're asking Good Housekeeping readers to help us find an ultimate winner who we'll be announcing in the December 2022 issue.
These ten writers, whether they've published one book or five, all show tremendous promise. The books they've written don't just entertain (although they of course do that too), they also make us think and open our eyes to other ways of being.
Before you decide who your favourite is, you can read more about each of them in upcoming issues of Good Housekeeping and by clicking on their names below.
WHY WE'RE LAUNCHING FUTURES
Starting out as a writer takes courage and self-belief, but also support to make your dream a reality. The pandemic has disproportionately affected those under the age of 35, and women in particular, in all areas, including work and pay. Together with the Women's Prize for Fiction, we’ve launched ‘Futures’ to highlight the incredible talent of the next generation of female writers and support them to have the long and illustrious careers we think they deserve.
MEET THE 10 FINALISTS
HOW TO VOTE
In order to find our ultimate Futures winner, we need your help. Once you've read about all the authors, vote for your favourite. Everyone who votes will enter a draw for the opportunity to win a £100 voucher to use at bookshop.org. Bookshop.org is an online bookshop with a mission to financially support independent bookshops. To date they have generated £1.7 million for indie bookshops in the UK.
Voting closes on 1 October 2022. Our winner will be announced in the December 2022 issue of GH.
EXCLUSIVE READER OFFER
Get 10% off copies of all the Futures authors' most recent books from bookshop.org using the code FUTURES10.
MEET THE JUDGES
Terms and conditions
By entering into this public vote and prize draw, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
To enter, you must vote for the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Futures and leave your contact details. Only one entry per person.
Opening date: The public vote and prize draw will open on 30 December 2021.
Closing date: The public vote and prize draw close at 11:59pm on 1 October 2022.
Answers received after the closing date will not be considered.
There will be one winner in this prize draw. The prize is one £100 voucher for Bookshop.org.
See website for full terms and conditions.
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