A Celebration of Contemporary Writing: Submissions Open

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is currently open for entries, welcoming submissions in poetry and short fiction from international writers. The award supports artists at any level of their career, and champions their literary talent by including a shortlist of 60 writers, 30 from each category with one Poetry and one Short Fiction Winner.

The winners are further awarded by a series of prizes that aim to support their development and give them added exposure in the literary world. The Short Fiction Winner is awarded with a planned consultation with Peter Cox, literary agent and Director of Redhammer Management.

As one of the most experienced agents in the business, Cox has brokered publishing, film and television deals for many acclaimed fiction and non-fiction authors, including worldwide bestselling novelist Michelle Paver, Linda McCartney, Senator Orrin Hatch, Martin Bell OBE, authors MG Harris, Mal Peet and editor of The Sun David Yelland.  His movie deals include films with Sir Ridley Scott and many other producers.

The Poetry Winner is awarded a Full Membership to The Poetry Society. The leading poetry organisation in the UK, the Society has for over a hundred years been a lively and passionate source of energy and ideas, whose work ranges from publishing The Poetry Review and hosting acclaimed national poetry competitions, to developing educational work and commissioning a packed calendar of performances and readings. Being a member of The Poetry Society means joining thousands of other people making a deeper connection with poetry and the poetry world.

Other prizes include £500 for each winner, and a selection of inspiring books for Bloodaxe and Vintage.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for entries until 31 August. One entry fee permits the submission of 2 poems or 1 short fiction entry.

To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa

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