Thursday, 20 April 2017
Aesthetica Creative Writing Contest
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction. The prize is now in its 11th year, hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. With the aim to support and nurture new writing talent, it awards publication within an inspiring anthology to a shortlist of 60 writers, including a winner from each category.
The winners are also presented with further opportunities to expand their literary careers: £1,000 cash prize each, a consultation with literary agency Redhammer Management, a Full Membership to The Poetry Society, a subscription to Granta and books courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage Books.
Aesthetica champions artists across a range of media, with talent development at its core. It presents two further awards: the Aesthetica Art Prize and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF). Through its three awards, Aesthetica showcases leading practitioners and supports their career through its international reputation and links with the creative industries.Enter
£1,000 prize money for the Poetry winner
£1,000 prize money for the Short Fiction winner
Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
A selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books
One year print subscription to Granta
Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
Consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)
A complimentary copy of the Annual
Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines
Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words
Works published elsewhere are accepted
You may enter as many times as you wish
Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English
Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2017
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January 2016 – 31 August 2017: Entries open
September 2017: Judging begins
December 2017: Winners and finalists are announced
December 2017: Publication of winners and finalists in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
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