Internationally recognised competition in two categories: Poetry and Short Fiction. Finalists published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual.


Angry Robot is a global imprint dedicated to the best in modern adult science fiction, fantasy and everything in between. Angry Robot is British-based but sells worldwide through Penguin Random House (US/Canada) and Simon & Schuster (Australia/NZ). Their mission is to produce books that appeal to everyone, from post-Dr Who and Xbox fans to long-time genre enthusiasts.

The Bath Children’s Novel invites entries from children’s novelists of any nationality or perspective. All genres of chapter, middle grade and young adult novels are eligible – from funny to dark, fashionable to forever, fantastic to futuristic.The Bath Children’s Novel Award is a prize for unpublished and self-published novelists.

The Debut Dagger is open to anyone who has not yet had a novel published commercially. Send the opening chapter(s) – up to 3000 words – and a 500-1000 word synopsis of your proposed crime novel.

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is an opportunity for any young poet aged 11-17 to accelerate their writing career. Poems can be of any length and on any subject, but must be original and unpublished.


Gollancz is the oldest specialist SF & Fantasy publisher in the UK. Founded in 1927 and with a continuous SF publishing programme dating back to 1961, it is home to a galaxy of award-winning and bestselling authors. Gollancz have one of the largest ranges of SF and Fantasy of any publisher in the world.


Jo Fletcher Books is part of the Quercus family, a small but perfectly formed list publishing the very best in best science fiction, fantasy and horror. JFB authors are writing critically acclaimed, award-winning and unputdownable novels right across the fantastical spectrum, encompassing everything from crime to literary fiction. runs a number of writing competitions from novel, short, story, poetry and memoir. Check website for current competitions. Prize money awarded.

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over. Poems should be in English, unpublished, not accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere, and must be the entrant’s original work.