When asked about what she looks for in a Short Story, Lucy Caldwell said, "People often ask as a judge what are you looking for & the only answer you can ever give is 'I have no idea but I'll know it when I see it.' "

Ahead of the submission window closing on the 30th April, join the judges of the Awards for conversations on preparing your work for submission.

This year, we are delighted to offer both in-person and Zoom sessions. So why not join the judges as they chat about their own experience of Awards – as writers and judges; the specificities of the Mairtín Crawford Award, and practical approaches to assembling and presenting work for Submission. 

Click here for more information about the workshops, and to book your spot.

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