Feeling creative…?


  • £500 prize money for the Poetry winner
  • £500 prize money for the Short Fiction winner
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology
  • A selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books
  • One year print subscription to Granta
  • Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
  • Consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)
  • A complimentary copy of the Anthology


  • Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines
  • Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words
  • Works published elsewhere are accepted
  • You may enter as many times as you wish
  • Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English
  • Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2016
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