Creative writing prize: Bath Children's Novel Award 2024


25 April 2024
Win £5,000 in the annual prize for children's and YA writers

The international £5,000 annual prize is for unpublished and independently published writers for children.

The winning author will receive £5,000 and all shortlisted writers will receive feedback on their manuscript from Cornerstones editorial director Monica Chakraverty. One longlisted writer will win a place worth £1,980 on the online Edit Your Novel the Professional Way course from Professional Writing Academy and Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.

Writers may be unpublished, self-published or independently published. Entries may novel or chapter book manuscripts, novels for teens, or picture books.

To enter, submit the first 5,000 words and a synopsis. Picture book writers may submit the text for three books for a single entry fee.

The entry fee is £29.99. There are sponsored places available for writers on low incomes.

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The closing date is 30 November.

For full details see the website.


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