Our grateful thanks to 2018 longlisted author Misha Hussain for opening the sponsorship for 2019 with five pre-paid entries for writers otherwise unable to afford entry fees. The generosity of additional sponsors means we can currently offer free entries to 37 writers. If you would be interested in sponsoring a writer our contact details can be found beneath the list of sponsors on this page.
How to apply for a sponsored entry:
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.
SPONSORS OF LOW INCOME WRITERS FOR THE BATH NOVEL AWARD 2019:
Anonymous sponsor x 5 entries
Anonymous sponsor x 2 entries
Interested in sponsoring a low income writer for the Bath Novel Award 2019?
If you or your organisation would like to sponsor a low income writer’s entry with full credit on our website and across social media, email firstname.lastname@example.org