Enter the Bath Children’s Novel Award

Roman Baths by Judy DarleyThe Bath Children’s Novel Award has opened its doors to submission from unpublished, self-published and independently published authors worldwide.

Previous winners include include Lucy Van Smit for The Hurting (Chicken House, Sept 2018) and Struan Murray for Orphans of the Tide (Puffin, 2020).

The 2020 Judge is Stephanie Thwaites of Curtis Brown literary agency. She will pick the winning novel from a shortlist chosen by a team of Junior Judges aged from 7 to 17.

Deadline: 29th November 2020
Prize: £3,000
Submission: First 5,000 words plus 300-word synopsis
Entry fee: £28 with sponsored places available for writers on low income

Shortlisted authors will receive manuscript feedback from the Junior Judges plus literary agent introductions.

The writer of the most promising longlisted manuscript will win a place on the online course Edit Your Novel the Professional Way (worth £1,800) from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.

Find full details and submit here: https://bathnovelaward.co.uk/childrens-novel-award/