The Mairtin Crawford Awards for Poetry and Short Story 2021 are open for poetry and short story writers until 30th April 2023 (GMT).


  • The winners of each award will receive £500 and ‘Time to Write’ package, which includes a 3-night stay at The Bullitt Hotel, Belfast and 4 days dedicated writing space at The Crescent. 
  • The 2 runners up for each award will receive £250.

Word count: Poetry – 3-5 poems (no longer than 60 lines each)

                        Short Stories – 2500 words

Entry fee: £6

Full details here.