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Friday 27 February 2009

Further career successes have been reported by the artists and writers published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual this week.

Aesthetica’s 2008 Competition was judged by Cherie Federico, Creative Writing lecturer Dr Kate North, and journalist David Martin. Cherie Federico says: “Artists and writers around the world really made the Annual project so worthwhile by presenting us with some truly amazing works. It was wonderful to discover new artists and writers throughout the judging process but it proved to be a real deliberation for Kate, David and myself because of the quality and talent involved.”

The high standard of works published has continued to build the reputations of artists and writers around the world. “It’s great to see that we’ve made successful choices as a number of Borders stores have had to put in orders for replenished stocks because their copies of the 2009 Annual have sold out two months early. Meanwhile, we’ve been hearing some fantastic updates from the finalists from our 2008 competition, with a number of exhibitions and commissions arranged. I’m very excited to see how things go for 2009.”

Mark Wagstaff’s new novel, In Sparta, is due out from Matador in March. Details can be found

Helen Kaminsky will be featuring in Catch by the Eye, Save in the Heart in Covent Garden, London in June. For further details please visit the website

Natalie Scott’s success has been featured in the Middlesborough Gazette. Check out her comments on the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition here

With its second year in publication, the Aesthetica Annual Creative Works Competition is now well established for burgeoning talents around the world, and the perfect compliment to the bi-monthly Aesthetica Magazine.

Cherie is now looking ahead in anticipation to the new entries: “I can’t wait to get our 2009 Creative Works Competition up and rolling. I’ve always loved finding new writers and learning about new artists so the competition has been a real eye-opener. Furthermore our 2008 competition proved to be a major springboard for many of the finalists involved so I’m hoping to nurture some new careers in 2009.”

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