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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.

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.

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.

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.


Submit Your Fiction to Aesthetica 2021
We’re looking for new talent working in Short Fiction, as well as innovative, cutting-edge and bold writing.  

To enter please follow these 3 simple steps

  1. Complete the entry form
  2. Pay the entry fee at the end of the form
  3. Press submit

 If you have any questions regarding your entry form please contact writing@aestheticamagazine.com

Entry Fee: £18

Deadline for all entries is 31 August at 23:59 (BST - British Summer Time)

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