The Belfast Book Festival is proud to present the Mairtin Crawford Awards for Poetry and Short Story 2019.
The awards are aimed at writers working towards their first full collection of poetry, short stories, or a novel, to celebrate the life and work of Belfast poet Mairtín Crawford. The judges for The Poetry Award are Moyra Donaldson, Paul Maddern and Matt Kirkham. Short-story writer Wendy Erskine is judging The Short Story Award.
The shortlist for the awards are:
J Taylor Bell - Golfing On The Moon
Toby Buckley - Inver
Conor Cleary - The American Wake
Bebe Ashley - Stolen
Helen Grant - Oranges
Phoebe Walker - Pastoral
Chris Jenkins - Pumpkin Pie
Linda McKenna - Unsettled
George Aird - Holy Body
Zosia Kuczyńska - Elegy With Postcards
Short Story Award
Jennifer Reid - Pop Up Bar
Aingeala Flannery - The Fear
Brendan Thomas - The Average Life Expectancy of a US Citizen
Megan Evershed - Woman, Soon
Jeremy Galgut - A Good House in a Storm
Emma Hutton - Madra
John Reid - Violence
Lucy Grace - An Orange from Two Miles Away
Dermot O'Lynn - Circling the Perimeter of their Limited World
Lucy Beevor - At the tree line
Join us for the prize-giving where the judges will announce the winners who will then read from their winning submissions.
This year's winners will receive £500, a three night stay at The River Mill and advice from the editors of The Tangerine to work towards publication in the magazine.
We would like to thank sincerely our sponsors NIPR Books and The River Mill for all their wonderful support.