Call for Entries: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award (Due 31 August)

Call for Entries: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award (Due 31 August)

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award which is now open for entries for the 11th edition. This is a fantastic opportunity for students and staff at Anglia Ruskin University. Prizes include publication for 60 finalists in an outstanding anthology of poetry and short fiction. Previously, many students and graduates have been successful including 2016 Short Fiction winner Jasmine Sky Ruff, a Creative Writing and English Literature Student at the University of British Columbia.

The award is judged by literary experts, including Arifa Akbar, journalist, critic and former Literary Editor of The Independent.

If you can share the call for entries that would be fantastic and your help would be greatly appreciated. Please find some suggested copy and a tweet below. Download images here.


The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world.

Prizes include:

£1,000 Poetry Winner

£1,000 Short Fiction Winner

Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 finalists

Consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)

Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)

Selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage

One year subscription to Granta

Short Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Works previously published are accepted.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. For full entry requirements and to submit, visit



The @AestheticaMag Creative Writing Award is open for entries – celebrating excellence in poetry & short fiction

We are really excited about this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, and hope that you can share the call for entries.


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