The Authors Guild Foundation is proud to serve as the U.S. partner for the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. If you are located in the U.S. and wish to support the Prize, please use the donation form below. Please visit the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction website if you would like to make a donation from anywhere outside the U.S. 

The Carol Shields Prize for Fiction is the first English-language literary award to celebrate creativity and excellence in fiction by women writers in the United States and Canada.

By putting the work of women writers in the spotlight — and by creating charitable grants and mentorships for marginalized and under-represented writers — this new annual literary award will acknowledge, celebrate and promote fiction by a wider, more diverse, and inclusive group of women writers.

Fans of Carol Shields will recognize the name behind the prize. American-born and Canadian-based author Carol Shields was committed to the wider recognition of writer’s voices and women’s lives. And so, the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction was born — her name a perfect match for the new preeminent literary prize for women writers in the United States and Canada.

We appreciate your support in recognizing and awarding the work of women writers. Please help us continue to uplift their voices. U.S. donors should use the form below to support the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. For information about donating in Canada or other countries, please click here.


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