The Bath Children’s Novel Award is an annual international prize for emerging novelists writing for children or teens. Submissions are invited June to November.
Judge: Stephanie Thwaites of Curtis Brown literary agency from a shortlist chosen by Junior Judges aged seven to seventeen
Eligibility: unpublished, self-published and independently published writers worldwide
Shortlist prize: manuscript feedback from the Junior Judges plus literary agent introductions
Longlist prize: for the writer of the most promising longlisted manuscript, the online course Edit Your Novel the Professional Way (worth £1,800) from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy
Submissions: first 5,000 words plus 300 word synopsis
Full competition terms here
Bath Children’s Novel Award Recipients: