I skim the serious American journals where I send work, but I actually read The Moth and I aspire to it. My friend the nun is shocked, I think, by the work
but she is reading it too, in her Italian cloister. She is probably praying for you. a subscriber
The Moth is an amazing magazine. Donal Ryan
No other magazine like it. Billy Collins
The Moth is a beautiful creature. David Mitchell
Exquisitely designed and choc-a-bloc with exciting new artworks and wordworks. Paul Durcan
The Moth is a rare literary gem. Dermot Healy
Irelands newest, and coolest, poetry magazine. Irish Times
It is not just a magazine, but a work of art. The Bridge
Theres a great Kandinsky colour-as-music feel to the magazine. Nichola Deane
Something quite special has been created by OConnor and Govan, not only in the exceptional content of the magazine, but also in the elegantly set print and pages.
If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of Irish writing The Moth magazine is all you need. Christine Dwyer Hickey
Founded in June 2010, The Moth
is a quarterly arts & literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction and art by established and up-and-coming writers and artists.
Each issue also features two interviews with the likes of Paul Muldoon, Dan Rhodes, Kamila Shamsie, Billy Collins, DBC Pierre, Colm Toibin, Lionel Shriver, Tom McCarthy and Eimear McBride. You can find a list of interviewees here.
The Moth appears in March, June, September and December.
Annual subscriptions (28) and individual copies (7) can be ordered here (postage included).If you would like to submit work to The Moth click here.
Click here if you would like to receive The Moth Newsletter.
THE CATERPILLAR The Caterpillar is the
younger sibling of The Moth and is for children between the
ages of 7 and 11(ish), though grown-ups like it too. It includes work by the likes of Michael Morpurgo, John Hegley, Hilda Offen, Janet Wong, Ian Whybrow and Dennis Lee. It appears at the same time as The Moth and ‒ like The Moth ‒ is jam-packed full
of poems, stories and artwork.
THE CATERPILLAR POETRY PRIZEThe Caterpillar Poetry Prize is a prize of 1,000 for a single poem written by an adult for children (aged 711). This years winner, chosen by John Hegley, is Janet Turners Auntie Aggie. You can read more about it here.
THE CATERPILLAR STORY FOR CHILDREN PRIZEThe Caterpillar Story for Children Prize offers a prize fund of 1,000, a 2-week retreat at The Moth and publication in the winter issue of The Caterpillar for the winners. You can enter the 2017 competition here.
THE MOTH POETRY PRIZEFormerly the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, it remains one of the most lucrative prizes in the world, with 10,000 for a single unpublished poem, and three runner-up prizes of 1,000. This years judge is Daljit Nagra. The closing date is 31 December. Details here.
THE MOTH SHORT STORY PRIZEThe winner of last year's Moth Short Story Prize, judged by John Boyne, was Nikki McWatters story Yellow Belly. 1st prize 3,000, 2nd prize a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (inc. 250 travel stipend), 3rd prize 1,000. The three winning stories of this years prize, chosen by Belinda McKeon, will appear in the autumn issue of The Moth.
THE MOTH ART PRIZE
The Moth Art Prize offers a two-week residency at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland, along with a travel stipend of 1,000. The prize is for figurative or representational work. The winner of this years prize will be announced later in the summer.
THE MOTH RETREAT
For anyone looking for somewhere soothing to complete (or indeed start) their magnum opus; somewhere that is rustic but cosy, pared back but comfortable, and full of eclectic touches, witty and warm; this could be the spot. Irish Times
THE MOTH STUDIOSOur studios at the rear of Church Street in Cavan are open on Mondays and Fridays for anyone who cares to drop in and do a bit of painting in convivial surroundings (5 half day/10 full day). There is also a drop-in painting class for beginners with Will Govan on Tuesdays from 8−10pm (15). Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries. Call 049 9522995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.