The Bath Children’s Novel Award is an annual international prize for emerging novelists writing for children or teens.

The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2020 WINNER’S ANNOUNCEMENT

The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2020 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT

The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2020 LONGLIST ANNOUNCEMENT

2021: submissions will be invited from June until November

Judge: a children’s literary agent will judge the winning manuscript from a shortlist chosen by Junior Judges aged seven to seventeen

Prize: £3,000

Eligibility: unpublished, self-published and independently published writers worldwide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 one page synopsis

Bath Children’s Novel Award Recipients:

Ruth Moore (2020) for The Enemy Inside

Matthew Fox (2019) for The Sky Over Rebecca 

Cassie Powney (2018) for Loops

Struan Murray (2017) for Orphans of the Tide 

Gareth Osborne (2016) for Cogs of Castille

Lucy Van Smit (2015) for The Hurting