BATH CHILDREN’S NOVEL AWARD


THE BATH CHILDREN’S NOVEL AWARD 2021

PRIZE: £3,000

CLOSING DATE: 23:59 GMT 30th November 2021 

JUDGE: Literary agent Sam Copeland will judge the winning manuscript from a shortlist chosen by Junior Judges aged seven to seventeen

SUBMISSIONS: First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis of novels for children or teens. Please read our prize terms for full submission details

SHORTLIST PRIZE: Manuscript feedback from the Junior Judges plus 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ELIGIBILITY: Open worldwide to unpublished, self-published and independently published writers. Prize terms 

ENTRY FEE: £28 with sponsored places for writers on a low income

 

 

 

BATH CHILDREN’S NOVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS

2020 Ruth Moore for The Enemy Inside (Curtis Brown)

2019 Matthew Fox for The Sky Over Rebecca (Hodder, 2022) 

2018 Cassie Powney for Loops (The Agency)

2017 Struan Murray for Orphans of the Tide (Puffin, 2020)

2016 Gareth Osborne  for Cogs of Castille (AM Heath)

2015 Lucy Van Smit for The Hurting (Chicken House Books, 2017)