Sponsored entry scheme and how to apply

SPONSORED ENTRIES BNA

Our gratitude to Kit de Waal for her generosity and assistance in establishing our sponsorship scheme for writers on low incomes. Since 2018 over 100 writers who are otherwise unable to afford entry fees have received free entry for our awards.

For 2020’s Bath Novel Award our grateful thanks to Novel Nights and longlistee Sarah Linley for sponsoring entries for five writers.

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


HOW TO APPLY FOR A SPONSORED ENTRY PLACE

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.