Natalie Gregory wins the 2023 Primadonna Prize

Natalie Gregory has emerged as the winner of the prestigious 2023 Primadonna Prize, securing a book contract with HQ and an advance of £7,500 for world English rights. This remarkable achievement also grants her the opportunity to work with Alice Lutyens from Curtis Brown, a renowned literary agency.

Gregory’s submission was described as “haunting yet hopeful,” showcasing her exceptional talent and unique storytelling abilities. 

The Primadonna Prize aims to support unsigned and un-agented authors, providing them with a platform to showcase their work and gain recognition in the publishing industry.

The winner will collaborate with Alice Lutyens to develop their shortlisted piece into a publishable book, ensuring that Gregory’s captivating story reaches a wider audience. 

In addition to the book contract, the runner-up will receive a cash prize of £100 and a mentoring session with a member of the Primadonna team.

The Primadonna Prize, established in 2019, seeks to open up access to the publishing industry and create a supportive network of writers. 

This year’s judging panel includes notable figures such as Andi Osho, Claire Malcolm and Lisa Milton, who are passionate about discovering and promoting emerging literary voices.

Natalie Gregory’s triumph in winning the 2023 Primadonna Prize is a testament to her talent and the recognition she has garnered within the literary community.

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