Great news in my Inbox today! An email from Aesthetica Magazine:
HOW COOL IS THAT!
I'll post again with pictures once my complimentary copy arrives. Do go check it out at Borders in December! It should be available to buy in the Aesthetica Magazine shop by then as well, in both digital and hard copy. AND BETTER STILL, I just found out my good friend and colleague Kate Charles has also been selected as a finalist, so there'll be even more good stuff inside - I guarantee it!
Just as an aside, I'm not usually much up for submitting to prizes since they tend to include a hefty reading fee, but this year Aesthetica offered a discounted submission rate for students, so I gave it a go. I'm really appreciative of magazines and contests that offer cheaper (or free!) rates, especially to students, and am happy to support when I can. Aesthetica is a great-looking magazine, and I can't wait to see the contents of the Creative Works annual.