The Bath Novel Award

Collage of covers of Bath Novel Award winning novels

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize for emerging novelists.


2021 ABHISHEK PRASAD for Ghost Time (Charlie Campbell Literary Agency 2021)

2020 ANDREW J KING for The Arrow Garden (Andrew Nurnberg Associates 2020)

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)

Entries are invited from: 1st December 2021 to 31st May 2022  

2022 Judge: Nelle Andrew

Prize: £3,000

Shortlist prize: Manuscript feedback and literary agent introductions

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

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

Entry fee: £29 per novel with sponsored places available for writers on a low income

Eligibility: Open worldwide to unpublished, self-published and independently published writers.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