The Women’s Prize Trust has announced its Discoveries program 2022 shortlist, featuring six “ambitious and imaginative” authors at the start of their writing journeys.

The shortlist and their novels-in-progress are: Sui Annukka for Thursday, Sadbh Kellett for Hunt the Hare, Nikki Logan for The Last Card in the Suit, Niamh NĂ­ Mhaoileoin for The Next Life, Katy Oglethorpe for Stitches and Ruth Rosengarten for Over.

The six were shortlisted from more than 2,500 entries by a judging panel chaired by Kate Mosse, novelist, playwright and founder-director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

All six writers will be offered a mentoring session with a Curtis Brown agent plus free enrolment on a Curtis Brown Creative six-week online course.