Sponsored entry scheme and how to apply

SPONSORED ENTRIES BNA

Following the success of 2018’s sponsorship scheme led by Kit de Waal we are pleased to be able to extend the support to low income writers who wish to enter the Bath Novel Award 2019.

Our grateful thanks to 2018 longlisted author Misha Hussain for opening the sponsorship for 2019 with five five pre-paid entries for writers otherwise unable to afford entry fees. The generosity of additional sponsors means we can currently offer supported entries to 34 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 when entries open on December 5th 2018. 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; 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:

Author Misha Hussain, Bath Novel Award 2018 longlisted
MISHA HUSSAIN 
5 entries
Logo for The Ampersand Agency
THE AMPERSAND AGENCY 
4 entries

Photo of author Neema Shah
  NEEMA SHAH  2 entries
@virtwriting 1 entry

  

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 ABI DARÈ 2 entries
Novelist Kit de Waal, lead sponsor for low income writers
KIT DE WAAL  5 entries

Photograph of a long cerise quill in a shop window
FUNNY PEARLS 4 entries
Author Stephen Booth
STEPHEN BOOTH 6 entries

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Anonymous x 5 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 caroline@bathnovelaward.co.uk