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Aesthetica

CREATIVE WRITING AWARD

Two prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,235) each and publication in the Aes-thetica Creative Writing Annual are given annually for a poem and a short story. The winner in poetry also receives a membership to the Poetry Society in London, and the winner in short fiction receives a consultation with the literary agency Redhammer Management. Both winners receive a subscription to Granta and a selection of books from Bloodaxe Books and Vintage Books. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a £12 (approximately $15) entry fee or a short story of up to 2,000 words with an £18 (approximately $22) entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Aesthetica, Creative Writing Award, P.O. Box 371, York, YO23 1WL, United Kingdom.

writing@aestheticamagazine.com

www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award

Aspen Words

LITERARY PRIZE

A prize of $35,000 is given annually for a book of fiction published in the current year that “illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.” The winner also receives an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2021 Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival in Aspen, Colorado, as a featured speaker and the Aspen Words annual benefit dinner as a guest of honor. Novels, story collections, and translations of books of fiction published in the United States in 2020 are eligible. Publishers may submit the required entry form with a $60 entry fee by August 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Aspen Words, Literary Prize, 110 East Hallam Street, Suite 116, Aspen, CO 81611. (970) 925-3122, ext. 5. Ellie Scott, Contact.

literary.prize@aspeninstitute.org www.aspenwords.org/programs/literary-prize

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE

A prize of $15,000 is given annually to an emerging African American writer for a book of fiction published in the current year. The winner also receives travel and lodging expenses to attend an awards ceremony and participate in educational outreach events in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in January 2021. Submit eight copies (or bound galleys) of a short story collection or a novel published in 2020 by August 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation,

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