Our grateful thanks to author Kit de Waal for sponsoring five Bath Children’s Novel Award 2018 entries for low income writers otherwise unable to afford entry fees. Thanks to the generosity of additional sponsors, the number of pre-paid entries is now 54.
How to apply for a sponsored entry:
To apply, 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 during December 2018 and must be able to provide proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working 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.
Interested in sponsoring a low income writer?
If you or your organisation would like to sponsor a low income writer with full credit on our website and across social media, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors of entries for low income writers:
The Bath Children’s Novel Award is an international prize for novels written for children or young adults
Recipients include Lucy Van Smit with the manuscript for The Hurting (published this year by Chickenhouse) and Struan Murray, who signed a six figure deal with Penguin Random House Children’s for last year’s winning manuscript, Orphans of the Tide for publication in 2020.
2018 prize: £2,500
Closing date: 2nd December 2018
2018 judge: literary agent Hilary Delamere of The Agency will pick the winning novel from a shortlist chosen by a team of Junior Judges aged from 7 to 17 years
Find out more about the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2018 here