The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2013 is open for entries. Now in its sixth year, the competition offers both existing and aspiring writers the chance to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. It celebrates and nurtures creative talent, and previous entrants have gone on to achieve success and recognition across the world. Prizes for the winners of the Poetry and Short Fiction categories include a selection of books by our competition partners Bloodaxe Books and Vintage Books, who have inspired poets and writers for generations. The collection of prize books will provide a platform to gather inspiration and creative writing ideas, helping to propel your writing career onto new ground.
Internationally renowned for quality in literature, excellence in book design and digital innovation, Bloodaxe Books publishes poets from Britain and many other countries, making as wide a range of poetry as possible available to the broadest possible readership. Its writers and books have won virtually every major literary award given to poetry, from the T.S. Eliot Prize and Pulitzer to the Nobel Prize, and its Staying Alive series of anthologies have opened up contemporary poetry to many thousands of new readers.
Vintage Books excels in publishing quality literary fiction and non-fiction. Harvill Secker, one of the company’s eight different imprints, has an illustrious history and has been lucky enough to publish twenty Nobel Prize-winners and four Booker Prize-winners over the years. Writers on the list include George Orwell, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, J.M. Coetzee, Umberto Eco, Günter Grass, Haruki Murakami, D.H. Lawrence, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo, David Lodge, Tim Parks, Anna Politkovskaya, Louis de Bernières, Per Petterson and Joseph O’Connor.
Enter into the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2013 for your chance to win a selection of inspirational books of poetry or fiction that will stir your imagination. Other prizes for each category winner include £500 prize money and publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual. The deadline is the 31 August and to download a copy of last year’s Creative Writing Annual, visit the Shop: www.aestheticamagazine.com/shop#cw
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