Welcome to The Bath Novel Awards.

Established in 2013 to spotlight and celebrate emerging talent, recipients include: Abi Daré for the manuscript of international bestseller The Girl with the Louding Voice; new James Bond author Kim Sherwood for Testament and Struan Murray for Orphans of the Tide.

Some of the covers of published Bath Novel Awards winning and listed manuscripts.

Open worldwide to unpublished and independently published novelists of any age, gender and nationality, there are two award categories with a prize of £3,000 for each:

The BATH NOVEL AWARD is for adult fiction, with submissions invited from December to May. The BATH CHILDREN’S NOVEL AWARD is for children’s fiction, with submissions invited from June to November.