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The third Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award will be judged by Moyra Donaldson, Paul Maddern and Matt Kirkham. 

The second Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award will be judged by Wendy Erskine. 

Moyra Donaldson has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Blood Horses (Caesura Press 2018) and her Selected Poems (Liberties Press 2013). She has had work published in Female Lines: New Writing by Women from Northern Ireland (New Island Books 2017). Her new collection, Carnivorous (Doire Press) will be published in Spring 2019.

Paul Maddern has four publications of poetry, most recently The Tipping Line (Templar Poetry, 2018). He was also featured in The Future Always Makes Me So Thirsty: New Poets from the North of Ireland (Blackstaff Press, 2016), and he runs The River Mill, a writing retreat in Co Down.

Matt Kirkham has three publications of poetry, most recently The Dumbo Octopus (Templar Poetry, 2016). He was also featured in The New North (Wake Forest University Press 2012) and The Future Always Makes Me So Thirsty: New Poets from the North of Ireland (Blackstaff Press, 2016).

Wendy Erskine published her debut short story collection Sweet Home (Stinging Fly Press) in 2018. It will be published by Picador in 2019. She has had work published in Stinging Fly Stories, Winter Papers 4 , Female Lines: New Writing by Women from Northern Ireland (New Island Books 2017) and is featured in Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber and Faber 2019).   

 

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