24 April 2021
Win a £3,000 prize in the international contest for emerging novelists
The Bath Novel Award is given annually for the best unpublished, self-published or independently published novel.
The winner will receive £3,000. The writer of the most promising longlisted novel will win a place on Cornerstones' 18-week online course Edit Your Novel the Professional Way, worth £1,800. This year's guest judge is literary agent Julia Silk.
To enter, send the first 5,000 words of an unpublished novel manuscript of at least 50,000 words. Novels may be in any genre for adults or young adults. Writers who have accepted an offer of publication with an advance for the submitted novel or any other novel are not eligible to enter.
The entry fee is £28 per novel.
The closing date is 31 May.
For full details see the website.