Creative writing competition: The Mairtín Crawford Awards 2024


06 February 2024
Entries are invited in two categories – poetry and short story – to win first prizes of £500

Published and unpublished writers from the UK and Ireland may enter the award, which is run by Belfast Book Festival and The Crescent Arts Centre, with the proviso that they must not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 £500 and the option of taking up a Time to Write package including a three-night stay at a hotel in Belfast and four days of dedicated writing space in The Crescent. Two runners up in each category get £250.

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 Short stories must be unpublished and so must at least one of the poems in each poetry entry.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 £10.

The closing date is 10 April.

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For full details see the website.

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