The Bath Novel Award 2019

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Eligibility: open worldwide to unpublished, and independently published novelists.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 

IuxouSm3_400x400Longlist 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.

Full award terms: click here 

Entry fee: £25 per novel, with sponsored entries available for low income writers 

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Literary agent Felicity Blunt congratulates 2018 winner Abi Dare
READ: Bath Novel Award 2018 winner Abi Darè signs with Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown
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READ: Bath Novel Award 2017 winner Sophie Draper on signing with literary agent Laura Williams