CWA: Inspirational Narratives

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.

The deadline for the 2017 edition is 31 August. For more information or to enter:

To pick up a copy of the 2017 anthology from the 2016 shortlisted writers and winners:

1. Courtesy of Laura Stevens, 2015 Longlisted Artist for the Aesthetica Art Prize.