The Moth Short Story Prize is an international prize, open to anyone from anywhere in the world, as long as their story is original and previously unpublished. The winners are chosen by a single judge each year, who reads the stories anonymously.
Previous judges include Mike McCormack, Belinda McKeon, Donal Ryan, Kit de Waal, Kevin Barry and Mark Haddon.
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
There is a word limit of 5,000.
You can ENTER ONLINE or send your story along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ with an ENTRY FORM or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of your story (or stories) attached to: The Moth, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland H14 K768.
Please note: If you are at all concerned about the formatting of your story online, please send a copy of the story (or stories) in a word doc to [email protected], along with your entry number. Payment can be made via PayPal to [email protected]
Please remember to read the COMPETITION RULES before you enter.
• 1st prize: €3,000
• 2nd prize: week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 for travel
• 3rd prize: €1,000
Entry Fees:- The entry fee is €15 per story.
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