Lefthandbutton2015NovCompTHE BATH NOVEL AWARD 

an international prize for unpublished & independently published novelists

The Bath Novel Award 2015 is currently OPEN for entries. Submissions are invited for the first 5,000 words of novels in any genre written for adults or young adults, to be received by us no later than midnight GMT on March 31st 2015. Prize: £1,000. Rules & Entry


Bath Novel Award 2015’s  shortlist judge, literary agent Mildred Yuan of United Agents is looking for a novel with a storyline to make her “forget the hubbub of the outside world.”  Judge’s Q&A 


Three of our five shortlistees found literary agents in 2014. Two won publishing deals. Our winning novel, PRECOCIOUS by Joanna Barnard, sold to Ebury Press in a four-publisher auction and is to be published in hardback in August 2015. Could you be our next winner? 2014 Winner & Shortlistees 


How to Win a Novel Award – 2014 Winner Joanna Barnard & literary agent Juliet Mushens will be joining The Bath Novel Award’s Caroline Ambrose & Dionne McCulloch for a panel event at The Independent Bath Literature Festival 2015 on March 8th. Event details here