Novels can be in any genre written for adult or young adult (13+) readers. Children’s novels are not eligible.Submissions should include (up to) the first 5,000 words of your novel. Longlistees will be contacted in April 2016 and invited to submit their full (at least 50,000 words) manuscript for the final judging stages.
Novels must be your original work and in English.
2016 Bath Novel Award Judge: SUSAN ARMSTRONG, Literary Agent at Conville & Walsh Literary Agency.
£22 per novel
The winner of The Bath Novel Award 2016 will receive £2,000 plus Minerva trophy designed by artist Jessica Palmer.