The Bath Novel Award is an international prize for novel manuscripts written for adults or young adults. Recipients include Joanna Barnard, Clarissa Goenawan, Kim Sherwood, Sophie Draper and Abi Darè
Eligibility: open worldwide to unpublished, and independently published novelists.
2019 judge: Hellie Ogden, literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit. Read Hellie’s submission tips here
Prize: £2,500 plus literary agent introductions and manuscript feedback
Shortlist prize: literary agent introductions and manuscript feedback
Longlist prize: The writer of the most promising longlisted novel will receive an online place worth £1,800 on Edit Your Novel the Professional Way sponsored by Cornerstones Literary Consultancy
Deadline: submissions are invited until 2nd June 2019
Submissions: first 5,000 words plus one page synopsis of novels which are complete at over 50,000 words. Novels may be in any genre.
Entry fee: £25 per novel, with sponsored entries available for low income writers