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.