The 2017 Bath Children's Novel Award will be open for entries from 2nd May to 19th November 2017 - a competition for unsigned children's novelists of all genres of middle grade and young adult fiction. The website has an interview with last years winner, Gareth Osborne, as well as interviews with previous winners and short-listed authors. There are also links to read the opening chapters of the winning and short-listed entries - you can spend a few hours browsing the site as I have done this evening! For this award the novels are initially shortlisted by a team of junior judges aged 7 -17. The interviews are informative and help give an insight into the processes both author and agent go through to develop a novel.
The Bath Novel Award invites submissions of unpublished or independently-published novels written for adults or young adults. It is open for submissions now and the closing date is 24th April 2017. (Fee £25).