The Bath Novel Award 2021

Collage of covers of Bath Novel Award winning novels

The Bath Novel Award is a £3,000 international prize for emerging writers of adult fiction


BATH NOVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS

2020 ANDREW J KING for The Arrow Garden 

2019 KATE SIMANTS for A Ruined Girl (Viper Books 2020)

2018 ABI DARÉ for The Girl with the Louding Voice (Hodder & Stoughton 2020)

2017 SOPHIE DRAPER for Cuckoo (Avon Books 2018)

2016 KIM SHERWOOD for Testament (riverrun 2018)

2015 CLARISSA GOENAWAN for Rainbirds (Soho Press 2017)

2014 JOANNA BARNARD for Precocious (Ebury Press 2015)



NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS 

Closing date: 31st May 2021  |  2021 Judge: TBA 29 January

Prize: £3,000

Submissions: First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis of novels for adults or young adults

Shortlist prize: Manuscript feedback and literary agent introductions

Longlist prize: Edit Your Novel the Professional Way course with Cornerstones Literary Consultancy

Eligibility: Open worldwide to unpublished, self-published and independently published writers. Full terms here

Entry fee: £28 with sponsored places available for writers on low income