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Aesthetica Writing Awards

Aesthetica Writing Awards


There are just 2 weeks left to submit entries to the Aesthetica Writing Awards.


Submit Your Work

Aesthetica is looking for the best new writing talent. The international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction submissions on any theme, celebrating innovation in content, form and technique.

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Since its establishment 15 years ago, the Creative Writing Award has provided a platform for poets and authors across the globe to showcase their work through publication, prize money and exposure.

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Aesthetica’s Creative Writing Award jury are successful literary professionals who have judged numerous writing awards. They are passionate about works demonstrating creativity and excellence.

2021 Creative Writing Jury


Success Stories

Aesthetica’s Creative Writing alumni continue to succeed and demonstrate excellence across the globe, from further publication to awards wins. Discover finalists and shortlists from previous years.

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Partners & Friends

We are proud to partner with key industry figures, literary organisations and publishers. These include The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more. Learn all about the friends of Aesthetica.

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Help & FAQs

Need help submitting your poem or short story to the Creative Writing Award? Do you have questions regarding entry, publication or the anthology? Find all the answers you need here.

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