The Bath Novel Award is a £5 000 international prize for unagented emerging novelists.
The author of 2024’s winning manuscript will receive £5 000 and our exclusive Minerva trophy. Shortlistees win a compilation of award readers’ comments on their full manuscript and all listees win feedback on their opening pages from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy editorial director Monica Chakraverty.
One longlistee will also win a place worth £1 800 on acclaimed online course Edit Your Novel the Professional Way from longlist prize co-sponsors Professional Writing Academy and Cornerstones Literary Consultancy
Initial submissions are the opening 5 000 words plus one-page synopsis of novel manuscripts for adults or young adults which are complete at over 50 000 words.
Entry is £29.99 per novel with sponsored places available for writers on a low income.
Submissions for The Bath Novel Award 2024 are invited from 1st December 2023 until 31st May 2024.