Student Opportunity: The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award (Worth £1000!)

Huge thanks to Sophie Lake of Aesthetica Magazine for letting us know about this fantastic writing opportunity for students!

I’m Sophie and I’m writing to you from the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award which is open for submissions. As an organisation that supports and nurtures new writing talent, we want to invite York St John University’s students to submit work and share their story with us.
Hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine, the Award is a celebration of excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction,and one of the UK’s most prestigious competitions. It presents writers with the opportunity to further their involvement with the literary world.
Prizes for the Creative Writing Award include:

£1,000 for each winner (Poetry and Short Fiction)

Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual

Consultation with Redhammer (Short Fiction Winner)

Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)

One-year subscription to Granta

Books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage


Can you share this exciting opportunity with students? 

We’re keen to make sure as many students at York St John University know about this opportunity. I have provided some copy below which would be great if you could share on your social media pages and send an email to all students.
Newsletter/E-mail/Facebook: Entries are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, presenting an opportunity for writers to showcase their Poetry and Short Fiction to international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world.
Prizes include: £1,000 for the Short Fiction and Poetry winners, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, consultation with Redhammer Management, membership to the Poetry Society, one-year subscription to Granta and a selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage.
Twitter: Entries are open for @AestheticaMag’s Creative Writing Award. Share your Poetry and Short Fiction with one of the UK’s most prestigious competitions. Submit here: