Design & the Concrete Poem, Lighthouse: Scotland’s Centre for Design, Glasgow

Design & the Concrete Poem, Lighthouse: Scotland’s Centre for Design, Glasgow

A new exhibition at the Lighthouse Gallery as part of Outside-in / Inside-out Festival, Design & the Concrete Poem, explores the centrality of design and typography to the movement.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Last Day to Enter

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Last Day to Enter

Today marks the final day to enter the 10th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. The literary prize welcomes submissions in poetry and short fiction from emerging and established writers.

Last Weekend to Enter the 10th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Last Weekend to Enter the 10th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

As the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award call for entries deadline approaches, we look back at last year’s Fiction Winner Jasmine Sky Ruff who was selected for her short story Polaroid Venation.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Two Weeks to Go

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Two Weeks to Go

There’s still two weeks left to enter this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Now in its 10th year, the award is internationally renowned and is judged by literary experts. Entries close 31 August.

HYPER BOWL – Tamsyn Challenger, Summerhall, Edinburgh

HYPER BOWL – Tamsyn Challenger, Summerhall, Edinburgh

Following on from the success of her previous Edinburgh Festival exhibitions, Tamsyn Challenger returns to focus on what happens when discourse gets swallowed up by exaggeration.

Interview with Dr Seth Clabough: All Things Await

Interview with Dr Seth Clabough: All Things Await

Dr. Seth Clabough’s short story Sharing Wounds was published by Aesthetica when he was first starting out as a writer. We catch up with Clabough after his debut novel All Things Await is published.

A Celebration of Contemporary Writing: Submissions Open

A Celebration of Contemporary Writing: Submissions Open

A celebration of new writing, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award champions and supports emerging and established writers. Prizes include consultation and memberships to leading literary organisations.

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Ríona Judge McCormack was longlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, and has since been discovered by Eve White Agency.

A life in lines: Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre

A life in lines: Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre

Books are in the bones of the Camden Arts Centre. The ghost of this past life reappears in the Centre’s newest show: Books, Camera, Ubu.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Now Open for Entries

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Now Open for Entries

Now in its ninth year, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for entries and is looking for new writing talent. The award celebrates excellence in poetry and short fiction from across the world.

Laura Foley, Aesthetica Creative Writing Finalist

Laura Foley, Aesthetica Creative Writing Finalist

Laura Foley is the author of five poetry collections including The Glass Tree, winner of a Foreword Book of the Year Award, and Joy Street, winner of the Bi-Writer’s Award.

Interview with Corinne Demas, Fiction Winner 2015

Interview with Corinne Demas, Fiction Winner 2015

Two days remain to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, an international literary prize that enables poets and short fiction writers to showcase their work to a wider audience. We speak with Corinne Demas, this year’s fiction winner, about her literary career.

In Conversation with Arifa Akbar, The Independent

In Conversation with Arifa Akbar, The Independent

Arifa Akbar is Literary Editor of The Independent and inewspapers. She was a judge for the Orwell Prize in 2013, the Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2014 and is on the judging panel for the current Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.

Aesthetica Art Prize Artist, Kyler Zeleny: Found Polaroids

Aesthetica Art Prize Artist, Kyler Zeleny: Found Polaroids

Over the past two years, Aesthetica Art Prize longlisted artist Kyler Zeleny has been working on a project centred on found Polaroids. This project has cumulated in a website, Found Polaroids.

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial of Arabic art and takes place across the city at various art venues. The event provides a window on the contemporary culture of the Arab world.

CWA: Janet Lees, Shortlisted Poem

CWA: Janet Lees, Shortlisted Poem

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now in its eighth year and is open for entries. The Award is an international literary prize that celebrates…

In Conversation with Charles Fishman, Winner, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

In Conversation with Charles Fishman, Winner, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

The winner of the Poetry category for the 2014 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Charles Fishman, discusses the inspiration behind his winning poem and what future projects he has lined up.

Interview with Corinne Demas, Winner, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Interview with Corinne Demas, Winner, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Corinne Demas is an award-winning author with 30 books to her name, including five novels, two short story collections, a collection of poetry, and numerous books for children.

Discover the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology

Discover the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology

Aesthetica champions literary talent from around the world through its annual Prize for short fiction and poetry writers. Now going into its 9th year, the Creative Writing Award is an exciting and dynamic addition to the literary world.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology Presents the Winners and Finalists

Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology Presents the Winners and Finalists

The compelling collection of poetry and short fiction in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology unites established and emerging literary talent from around the world, and features the finalists from this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, Fiction Winner Jennifer Roe

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, Fiction Winner Jennifer Roe

With a few days remaining to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, we celebrate the winning entry for the fiction category from last year, and present an extract of the story by Jennifer Roe.

One Week Left to Enter the Aesthetica Art Prize: Longlisted Artists 2014

One Week Left to Enter the Aesthetica Art Prize: Longlisted Artists 2014

There is one week left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, an annual award which celebrates excellence in contemporary art. Entries are welcome from artists at all stages in their career and working in any medium. We present a selection of longlisted artists from the latest edition of the award.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Call for Entries Countdown: Poetry Winner Sylvia Adams

Aesthetica Creative Writing Call for Entries Countdown: Poetry Winner Sylvia Adams

Sylvia Adams is the winner of the latest edition of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award with her poem Hands, A Choice. Adams is the author of the novel This Weather of Hangmen, and the writer of award-winning Mondrian’s Elephant.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Pamela Bowden

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Pamela Bowden

Pamela Bowden is a fine artist with a background in archaeology and ethnography. Her experience as an ethnoarchaeological ceramicist led her to explore concepts of time, fragility and the impermanent nature of life. She has participated in group shows as well as two solo exhibitions.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Finalists

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Finalists

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for entries until 31 August, presenting a fantastic opportunity for short fiction and poetry writers to showcase their work to a wider audience.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Keren Heenan

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Keren Heenan

Short fiction writer Keren Heenan is one of a selection of writers shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Award and published in the Annual. We present an extract from Heenan’s Lament.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: A Celebration of Global Creativity

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: A Celebration of Global Creativity

Over 150 leading authors and artists from more than 30 countries come together for South-East Asia’s most exciting literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF).

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Writers’ Profiles

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Writers’ Profiles

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award unites writers from around the world in a celebration of excellence in poetry and short fiction. Finalists in the latest edition cover a broad range of topics.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Finalists

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Finalists

Celebrating excellence in creative writing from around the world, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is inviting submissions in poetry and short fiction. Finalists will also win career-boosting opportunities including a £500 cash prize.

New Prizes Announced for the Aesthetica’s Creative Writing Award

New Prizes Announced for the Aesthetica’s Creative Writing Award

There are four weeks left to enter Aesthetica’s Creative Writing Award. New prizes have been announced including a consultation with London-based agency Christine Green Authors’ Agent and mentoring with Apples and Snakes.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Short Fiction Writer Rosalind Green

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Short Fiction Writer Rosalind Green

Finalists of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award will be given opportunities to generate greater audience reach for their literary works. The Award remains open for submissions until 31 August.

Special 60th Edition of Aesthetica Out Now

Special 60th Edition of Aesthetica Out Now

Questioning the world around us is a continuous necessity and the desire to challenge everyday systems reinvigorates daily life. This special 60th edition of Aesthetica celebrates innovation.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Dianna Henning

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Dianna Henning

There is one month left to submit poetry and short fiction to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Dianna Henning was longlisted for the most recent Award with her poem Between Young and Old Time, published in the Award’s Annual along with 53 other writers selected by the judging panel.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Short Fiction Writer Gemma Hawdon

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Short Fiction Writer Gemma Hawdon

Aesthetica celebrates the work of writers through its Creative Writing Award. We look in depth at short fiction writer Gemma Hawdon and present an extract from her selected story.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Poet Lucienne Kim Flavell

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Poet Lucienne Kim Flavell

There is just over one month left to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. We highlight those longlisted from the latest award, which include Lucienne Kim Flavell author of Borders.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Countdown: Poet Bob Beagrie

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Countdown: Poet Bob Beagrie

In anticipation of the call for entries countdown for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award on 31 August, we provide an insight into the winning writers selected for the latest prize.

National Literary Trust & Wild in Art: Books about Town

National Literary Trust & Wild in Art: Books about Town

Recently, Londoners and visitors might have found themselves sitting on concrete benches, which resemble half open books. Benches not only look like a book, they are fully dressed up by different depictions that resemble and celebrate the literary heritage of London.

Interview with Kyler Zeleny: Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist

Interview with Kyler Zeleny: Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist

Kyler Zeleny’s work focuses on the family album and found Polaroids. His current interests relate to rural mythology, in which he using photography to explore cultures. Zeleny was longlisted in the 2014 Aesthetica Art Prize with his piece Broken Road.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Call for Submissions

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Call for Submissions

Offering an aspiring and established writers the opportunity to publish their work, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is a chance to further your engagement with an international audience and develop your writing acclaim in the industry.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2013

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2013

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual is a celebration of outstanding poetry and short fiction, which promises to inspire you after reading. This collection unites established and emerging literary talent from across the world.