Welcome to the Bath Novel Award, an international prize for aspiring and self-published writers

The Bath Novel Award trophy designed by London and Bath paper sculptor Jessica PalmerWe are now OPEN for submissions and looking for the next winner of the £1,000 Bath Novel Award

Mildred Yuan of United Agents is judging our 2015 competition. Mildred is looking for “a great story, unique talent or a fresh perspective that will appeal to a broad audience”

Submissions may be in any genre and should include your first five thousand words plus a one page synopsis and cover sheet

Please see our RULES page for full submission and entry details  

Juliet Mushens with new client and 2014 Winner, Joanna Barnard

NEWS: The Bath Novel Award 2014 was won by debut writer Joanna Barnard for her novel Different. 2014 judge, Literary Agent Juliet Mushens read Joanna’s manuscript in four hours flat at her desk and said she immediately knew she’d found not only a winner, but also a writer she wanted to represent. 

Juliet said: Different is both page-turning and thought-provoking. It’s an exploration of sexuality, the fallibility of memory, and the lies we tell ourselves. An incredibly compelling read”

Read the opening of 2014′s winning novel: Different by Joanna Barnard Chapter One