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The Bath Novel Award 2020

     Category:  Prose
     Deadline:  May 31, 2020  (96 days left)
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    The Bath Novel Award 2020

    The Bath Novel Award is an annual international prize for emerging novelists. Novels can be in any genre written for adult or young adult (13+) readers.

    Novels must be your original work and in English. Submissions should include (up to) the first 5,000 words of your novel, double-spaced in a size 12 font and a one-page synopsis, single-spaced in a size 12 font.

    This year the judge is Jenny Savill (Director at Andrew Nurnberg Associates international literary agency).

    You may enter as many novels as you wish. Entrants retain full copyright.

    Entry Fee: £28 GBP per novel (sponsored places available for writers on low income).


    Open to novelists of any nationality or residency who have yet to sign a traditional publishing deal (a ’traditional publishing deal’ is defined as an offer of publication which includes an advance payment). Self-published novelists are eligible.


    The winner will receive a cash prize of £3,000 GBP.

    Moreover, the writer of the most promising longlisted manuscript will receive an online place worth £1,800 GBP on Edit Your Novel the Professional Way sponsored by Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.

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