Arts Derbyshire


Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022 Call for Entries

It is an outlet for expression and a platform for poets and authors across the globe to showcase their work through publication, prize money and exposure.

We are looking for new writing talent and we would like to ensure that as many writers as possible know about the opportunities available for the Award.

I’d love it if you could share the news with your network. Please find below further information as well as updated suggested copy for your social media.

About the Award:

  • Our alumni include winners and shortlistees for the Costa Book Award, National Poetry Competition, TS Eliot Prize and Forward Prize. We receive submissions from across the globe, from both established and emerging writers, including editors and board members of Magma, Poetry London, Verve Poetry Press and more.
  • The Aesthetica Creative Award is supported by some of the biggest names in the literary world, including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE, and Redhammer Management.

Prizes include: £2,500 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners, and publication within the inspiring Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, which is awarded to 60 writers, shortlisted by a prestigious judging panel

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