How To Enter

Aesthetica invites writers to enter the Creative Writing Award.

Step 1: Click below to login or register
Step 2: Complete the submission form
Step 3: Complete payment and press ‘submit’

Entry Fee: Poetry £12 | Short Fiction £18

Entries open until 31 August 2021. Submissions are organised through our Submittable Platform.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now closed for entries.

POETRY SUBMISSION   FICTION SUBMISSION

Prizes

  • £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

Guidelines

  • 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 or for our refund policy. For further enquiries please email: writing@aestheticamagazine.com

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