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The Women's prize for fiction needs a new sponsor. How about it Mumsnet?

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Butteredpars1ps Mon 30-Jan-17 10:06:16

Just heard on the news that Baileys are withdrawing their sponsorship of the women's prize for fiction. They are looking for a new sponsor.

I'd love to see Mumsnet taking this on. How about it Justine?

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 30-Jan-17 10:11:39

Isn't the prize alone £30k? Never mind all the other costs.

I think that will be prohibitively expensive for Mumsnet.

MrsHathaway Mon 30-Jan-17 10:16:09

If MN is going to make £30k+ charitable donations in a single year I really think there are higher priorities which are closer to MN's mission statement.

What's your reasoning for thinking it's a good match for MN, OP?

Butteredpars1ps Mon 30-Jan-17 10:52:40

It's a match for Mumsnet because it celebrates women and women's fiction. That's a profile that has the potential to increase revenue. Revenue MN could use to continue to campaign for other women's issues.

MrsHathaway Mon 30-Jan-17 13:33:02

But MN is about supporting parents, not female authors.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's an important prize. I thought Baileys was an awful choice of sponsor too ...

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