Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Two Weeks to Go

There’s still two weeks left to enter this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Now in its 10th year, the award is internationally renowned and is judged by literary experts including Arifa Akbar, journalist and literary critic. who reviews books for Monocle Radio and BBC Radio 5 Live and Dr Oz Hardwick, a York-based writer, photographer and musician, who has been published extensively worldwide, and has read everywhere from Chicago to Glastonbury.

Prizes include £500 for each winner in Poetry and Short Fiction, a consultation with Peter Cox, Managing Director of Redhammer who has brokered publishing, film and television deals for many acclaimed fiction and non-fiction authors, including worldwide bestselling novelist Michelle Paver, Linda McCartney, Senator Orrin Hatch, Martin Bell OBE, authors MG Harris, Mal Peet and editor of The Sun David Yelland.

The Poetry winner will receive a Full Membership to The Poetry Society, the leading poetry organisation in the UK and both winners will receive £500 prize money, a collection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe and a subscription to new writing magazine, Granta. Winners and a further 58 shortlisted writers will receive publication in the annual Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology.

This inspiring publication champions excellence in new writing, and unites both established and emerging writers from all over the world, exploring a diverse range of topics and cultures. Each writer featured will receive a complimentary copy of the Anthology.

Two poetry submissions can be entered, of up to 40 lines each and one Short Fiction entry of up to 2,000 words in length.

Entries close 31 August. To submit, visit

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