New Prizes Announced for Aesthetica’s Creative Writing Award

There are four weeks left to enter Aesthetica’s Creative Writing Award, and with new prizes announced including a consultation with London-based agency Christine Green Authors’ Agent and mentoring with Apples and Snakes, it is an opportunity not to be missed. Aspiring literary professionals are encouraged to enter who through the award will be given the chance to publish work and further their involvement in the international literary world. We highlight the prizes that make this award an important event in any writer’s calendar.

Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual is a celebration of outstanding poetry and short fiction, which promises to inspire you long after reading. This compelling collection unites established and emerging literary talent from across the world, and features the winners and finalists from the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Covering a broad range of topics, this book reflects upon several different aspects of contemporary life. This is a collection you can return to time and time again, which will spark your passion for new writing.

• Consultation with London-based agency Christine Green Authors’ Agent
Christine Green Authors’ Agent has been representing writers in Britain and around the world for three decades. We are a small, editorially focused agency, and work with adult and young adult fiction across the commercial/literary spectrum. Our authors include bestsellers and prize-winners. We are looking for strong voices and stories with tangible tension.

• Mentoring with Apples and Snakes
England’s leading organisation for Spoken word and performance poetry. Apples and Snakes raises the profile and pushes the boundaries of the artform, working in partnership with creative individuals and organisations across England, including work with and for young people. With a 30-year history, Apples and Snakes offers professional development for artists including advice and mentoring, training and performance opportunities, with a particular focus on nurturing emerging talent and championing marginalised and disenfranchised.

• Subscription to Granta
‘Quite simply, the most impressive literary magazine of its time.’ Daily Telegraph. Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, student badinage and student literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it had a long and distinguished history, publishing the early work of many writers who later became well known, including A. A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Additional prizes include £500 prize money for each winner and a selection of inspirational books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books.

Entries close 31 August. For more information and to submit visit

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