Sponsored entries for low income writers


Our thanks to Kit de Waal for her help and support in establishing our sponsorship scheme for writers on low incomes who are otherwise unable to afford entry fees. To date 91 writers have entered their novel for free.

Grateful thanks also to 2018 winner Cassie Powney who has generously opened the sponsorship scheme for  The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2019 by donating four pre-paid entries.

If you or your organisation would be interested in sponsoring a low income writer, please contact caroline@bathnovelaward.co.uk


Please select the “sponsored entry application” option in the payment section of our online entry form. If applications exceed the number of sponsored places, the most promising novels will be selected.

Successful applicants will be contacted if longlisted and must be able to provide proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; proof of being a full-time student; Housing Benefit; proof of being a full-time carer. All details will be kept entirely confidential.

Collage of covers of novels published since listing for the Bath Novel Awards

The international Bath Novel Awards were founded to spotlight and support emerging novelists. Entries for The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2019 are invited from June 17th until November 17th 2019.