Welcome to The Bath Novel Award, an international prize for unpublished and independently published novelists

Mildred Yuan

Mildred Yuan

THE BATH NOVEL AWARD 2015 IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2015

We’re looking for novels by unpublished and independently published novelists. Submissions need to be up to the first 5,000 words of your novel, plus a one page synopsis.

First prize £1,000 Award details

Our 2015 competition judge, literary agent Mildred Yuan of United Agents, is looking for “a great story, unique talent or a fresh perspective that will appeal to a broad audience” How to enter

 

2014 Judge Juliet Mushens of The Agency Group and Joanna Barnard

Juliet Mushens and Joanna Barnard

BATH NOVEL AWARD 2014 WINNER JOANNA BARNARD’S MANUSCRIPT SELLS TO EBURY IN FOUR-PUBLISHER AUCTION

After winning our 2014 award, Joanna Barnard accepted an offer of representation by literary agent Juliet Mushens of The Agency Group. A few months later, and with a new title, Precocious, Juliet sold Joanna’s winning manuscript to Ebury Publishing in a thrilling four way auction Read more… 

 

 

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Catherine Barter

SHORTLISTEE CATHERINE BARTER SIGNED BY PETERS FRASER & DUNLOP LITERARY AGENT LAURA WILLIAMS

After being shortlisted for our 2014 award, Catherine Barter received six requests for her full manuscript and signed with Literary Agent Laura Williams of PFD Read more

 

 

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Ian Nettleton

2014 RUNNER UP IAN NETTLETON’S THE LAST MIGRATION IS ALSO ANNOUNCED AS RUNNER UP FOR THE BRIDPORT PRIZE 

Three months on, we catch up with 2014 runner up Ian Nettleton, on being shortlisted for another major prize, interest from agents and his second novel Read more…