Submit Your Work

Entries to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award are now closed.

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

Standard Entry Fee: Poetry £12 | Short Fiction £18 (1 December – 31 August)
Late Entry Fee: Poetry £15 | Short Fiction £21 (1 September – 8 September)



  • £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 Course from  the Poetry School (Poetry Winner)
  • Consultation with Redhammer Management (Fiction Winner)
  • One year print subscription to Granta


  • 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:


Image: Fikri Amanda Abubakar.