Last month I entered the Bath Novel Award, a competition for first time novelists judged by a panel of literary agents. The quality of the finalists is exceptional and listed novelists have a remarkable record of publication. Just as important, the organisers seem like nice people. I really wanted to make the longlist.
I did not make the longlist.
So, was it worth the pain? Should I have bothered submitting? What did I learn? (more…)