Belfast Book Festival is pleased to announce the second Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award and the first first ever Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award.
The Awards are aimed at writers working towards their first full, published collections in poetry or short story. Both published and unpublished poets and short story writers are invited to submit between 6 and 10 poems or one short story per submission, with the only stipulation being that they have not yet had full collections published.
The judging panel for The Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award will be headed by Mairtín's friend and contemporary, renowned poet Moyra Donaldson, whilst Belfast novelist and short story writer Jan Carson will guest judge the first Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award.
The deadline for submissions is midnight May 1st 2018.
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