News: Baileys To End Women’s Prize For Fiction Sponsorship

logoBaileys to stop sponsoring Women’s Prize For Fiction.

Baileys have announced that they will no longer be sponsoring the Woman’s Prize For Fiction. The prize, co-founded by author, Kate Mosse had been sponsored by Baileys since 2014. They took over from Orange who had previously sponsored the prize for seventeen years.

‘We regretfully decided to make way for a new sponsor,’ said a spokesperson for Baileys.

They will remain sponsors of the 2017 prize before they make way for a new sponsor for 2018. This year’s long list is to be announced in March, the shortlist will be unveiled in April and the winner announced in June.

The Women’s prize for fiction is awarded annually to what the judges consider the best novel of the year in English by a female author. The winning author receives £30,000 in prize money. Previous winners include Zadie Smith and Lionel Shriver.

For more information about the prize, visit


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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