Sponsored entries for low income writers

Since 2018 over 200 low income writers have received sponsorship for our awards.

Our gratitude to Kit de Waal for her generosity and assistance in establishing our sponsorship scheme.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SPONSORED ENTRY PLACE

Submit your novel via our online entry form selecting the “sponsored entry application” option in the entry fee payment details section.

Should applications exceed the number of sponsored places, the most promising novels will be selected.

If longlisted, applicants will be contacted and must be able to provide proof of financial eligibility such as: Universal Credit; Personal Independence Payment; Disability Living Allowance; full-time study; full-time carer. All details will be kept entirely confidential.

CAN YOU SUPPORT LOW INCOME WRITERS?

The Bath Novel Awards are solely funded by entry fees. If you are able to sponsor a writer unable to afford entry costs you can find details on how to do so here. 100% of donations go towards the cost of commissioning reads of manuscripts by writers on a low income.