august, 2021

31augAll DayAesthetica Poetry and Short Story Creative Writing Award 2021InternationalEntry Fee:£12 (poetry), £18 (short story) Max word count:40 lines (poetry), 2,000 (short story) Top Prize:£2,500 and publication

Aesthetica Poetry and Short Story Creative Writing Award 2021

Event Details

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 15th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more.

Shortlisted writers (20 fiction, 40 poetry) are awarded with publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology as well as online listing and inclusion in our press materials.

Two main winners are selected – one for poetry and one for fiction – each awarded with £2,500 as well as publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology and further awards with our partner organisations (listed below).

There is no theme to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. You are welcome to submit work on any subject.

Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English.

Works published or entered elsewhere are accepted.

Aesthetica is proud to champion new writing talent and supports its writing alumni beyond the Prize, offering print and digital publicity and continued exposure across our channels.

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