The Bath Novel Award 2019

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize for emerging novelists writing for adults or young adults 

2019 judge: literary agent HELLIE OGDEN

Prize: £2,500 

Closed: 2nd June 2019

Longlist Announcement: 21st June 2019. Details here

Shortlist: literary agent introductions and manuscript feedback 


Longlist: 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 

Eligibility: open worldwide to unpublished, and independently published novelists 

Submissions: the first 5,000 words plus one page synopsis of novel manuscripts which are complete at over 50,000 words. 

Full award terms: click here 

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


Literary agent Felicity Blunt congratulates 2018 winner Abi Dare
READ: 2018 winner Abi Darè signs with Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown


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READ: 2017 winner Sophie Draper signs with Laura Williams of Greene & Heaton