US$50,000 literary award for original work with a central woman protagonist
Half the World Holdings, an investment platform that supports businesses for whom women are the end-consumer, has announced the launch of the Half the World Global Literati Award.
The annual US$50,000 cash prize will be awarded to a short story, novel or screenplay written in English, judged to have portrayed one or more well-rounded female protagonists as the central character. The award will be decided by a distinguished panel of academics, writers and media professionals who are each committed to advancing women’s voices within their field. The original, unpublished work must offer a fresh perspective on the challenges and joys of women’s lives. The prestigious award also provides opportunities for collaboration within the publishing, film and online media industries.