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Competition: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022

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Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

By Writing.ie

Competition deadline: 31st august 2022

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is celebrating 15 years of supporting outstanding writers. The Award was launched after the publication of Aesthetica Magazine, as a way to support the next generation of literary talent. Including both established and emerging practitioners to submit pieces on any theme, celebrating innovative poetry and short fiction. These were published in the Creative Works Annual. This publication was an anthology of new writing and new artwork, but as the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and the Art Prize started to reach more audiences, the decision was made in 2013 to separate them into two Awards with their own prizes and publications.

Aesthetica is looking for the best new writing talent. The £5,000 international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction entries on any theme, celebrating innovation in content and form.

Since its establishment 15 years ago, the Creative Writing Award has provided a platform for poets and authors across the globe to showcase their work through publication, prize money and exposure.

Entry Fee: Poetry £12 | Short Fiction £18


£5,000 prize money
(£2,500 for the Poetry Winner, £2,500 for the Short Fiction Winner)
Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
Full membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
A free 10-week Online Course from  the Poetry School (Poetry Winner)
Consultation with Redhammer Management (Fiction Winner)
Selection of books from Vintage
One year print subscription to Granta

Terms and Conditions

Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines.
Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words.
Works published or entered elsewhere are accepted.
We accept works on any theme.
You may enter the Award as many times as you wish, although each work requires a fee and new submission form.

For more information, read our FAQs here. For further enquiries please email: info@aestheticamagazine.com

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