The Mairtin Crawford Awards for Poetry and Short Story 2021 are opening.
The Awards are aimed at writers working towards their first full collection of poetry, short stories, or a novel. Both published and unpublished writers are invited to submit between 3-5 poems for the poetry award, and a short story of up to 2,500 words for the short story award, with the only stipulation being that they have not yet published a full collection of poetry, short stories, or a novel.
1st prize for each award - £1,000 and a 5-night stay at The River Mill Writing Retreat.
The 2 Runners Up for each Award will receive a cash prize of £250.
Moyra Donaldson and Annemarie Ní Churreáin (poetry award)
Lucy Caldwell and Paul McVeigh (short story award)