Submissions invited until 30th November 2021

How to enter:

1. First, please pay the entry fee of £28 per novel

We accept payments by Paypal, credit or debit card, bank transfer, cheque and postal order. If applying for a sponsored place please follow the instructions below the Buy Now button.

To pay by bank transfer, send £28 per novel in £GB sterling to a/c 69815485 (“The Bath Novel Award”) sort code 08-92-99, referencing the title of your novel.

Cheques & postal order payments in £GB only and payable to “The Bath Novel Award” should be mailed to: The Bath Novel Award, PO Box 5223, Bath, BA1 0UR, England, UK.

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Bath Novel Award Entry Fee

Sponsored entry applications: a number of sponsored entry places are available for writers on a low income who are otherwise unable to afford entry fees.  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. To apply, please select the “sponsored entry application” option in the payment section in the entry form below and give “Sponsor Sponsor” as the name of the payee.

2. Lastly, submit your novel extract and synopsis, either online or by mail:

  • Online Entries

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    Please select the genre which best describes your novel
    Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
    We accept Word doc, docx or pdf document
    Excluding one page synopsis
    Please select
    If applying under our low income scheme please say "Sponsor Sponsor"


    Postal Entries

    • Mail your novel extract (up to the first 5,000 words) and synopsis (one page) to: The Bath Novel Award, PO Box 5223, Bath, BA1 0UR, England, UK together with a covering page stating your name, address, telephone number, novel title, genre, extract and approximate full manuscript word counts, plus your method of entry fee payment. The postmark should be no later than 30th November 2021.
    • Please enclose an SAE if you would like an acknowledgement.


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