Sponsored entries for low income writers

 

Our gratitude to Kit de Waal for her generosity and assistance in establishing the Bath Novel Awards sponsorship scheme for writers on a low income.

Since 2018 hundreds of authors have received free places for our awards.

Our sincere thanks to Professional Writing Academy, Lorraine Brown, Michelle Christophorou, Sarah Underwood and Emily Hughes for sponsoring low income writers for The Bath Novel Award 2022.

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 about how to do so here. 100% of donations go towards the cost of commissioning manuscript reads for writers on a low income.