Sponsored entry scheme and how to apply

SPONSORED ENTRIES BNA

Since 2018 over 200 writers on a low income have received free entry for our awards. Our gratitude to Kit de Waal for her generosity and assistance in establishing our sponsorship scheme and sincere thanks to debut author and 2016 listee Lorraine Brown for sponsoring two writers for the Bath Novel Award 2022.

The Bath Novel Awards are entirely funded by entry fees. The primary costs of the awards are freelance professional reader fees; book tokens for the Junior Judging team; one administrator and the £6,000 prize fund awarded to the winning authors. As our administrator works pro bono for the scheme all sponsorship donations go towards the cost of commissioning reading reports on applicants’ manuscripts. If you are in a position to sponsor a low income writer, please get in touch at info@bathnovelaward.co.uk


HOW TO APPLY FOR A SPONSORED ENTRY PLACE FOR 2022

Please select the “sponsored entry application” option in the payment section of our online entry form  which will go live on 1st December 2021 

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: Universal Credit; Personal Independence Payment; Disability Living Allowance; full-time study; full-time care. All details will be kept entirely confidential.