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P – The 2023 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award for Poetry

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


What We’re Looking For

The Creative Writing Award is open to submissions on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.

Previous anthologies have harnessed the power of language to explore an age of unprecedented change and uncertainty. They have expressed complex emotions – telling personal and global stories. Our 2022 shortlisted works connect readers to a profound sense of self as well as their shared humanity: friendships, fairytales and romantic relationships told in new ways.

We are looking for pieces that challenge us – that redefine the parameters of form, concept and technique. Winning pieces have reflected upon both social and political structures, human relationships and experiences. They have pushed the boundaries of imagination – providing new possibilities and ideas. To find out more about our shortlist, view our Success Stories here.


  • £2,500 for the Winner
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
  • A Five-Day Course from Arvon
  • One year print subscription to Granta
  • One year digital subscription to Mslexia
  • Six-Week Writing Poetry Course from Curtis Brown Creative
  • Full membership to The Poetry Society
  • A Course from the Poetry School
  • One year print subscription to Poetry London


  • Entries should be no more than 40 lines.
  • Works published or entered elsewhere are accepted.
  • We accept works on any theme.
  • You may enter the Award as many times as you wish, although each work requires a fee and new submission form.
  • For more information, read our FAQs here or for our refund policy. For further enquiries please email:


August 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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