Creative writing competition: The Mairtin Crawford Award 2021


13 March 2021
Entries are invited in two categories – poetry and short story – to win first prizes of £1,000

Published and unpublished writers from the UK and Ireland may enter the award, which is run by Belfast Book Festival, with the proviso that they must not have published a full collection of poetry, short stories or a novel.

Winners in each category will receive £1,000 and a five-night stay at The River Mill Writing Retreat. Runners up in each category get £250. This year's judges are Lucy Caldwell (short story) and Moyra Donaldson (poetry)

Submit 3-5 poems (each no longer than 60 lines) and short stories up to 2,500 words. All entries must be original. Short stories must be unpublished and so must at least one of the poems in each poetry entry.

The entry fee is £6.

The closing date is 2 May.

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For full details see the website.

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