THE 2015 COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN
The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
There is a 6,000 word limit.
The entry fee is €12 per story and you can enter as many stories as you like.
You can enter online or simply send your story or stories along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ and an entry form (downloadable here) or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of story attached to:
The Moth, Drummullen, Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland.
This year’s competition will be judged by Donal Ryan, recipient of the Guardian First Book Award, Best Irish Newcomer
and Book of the Year from the Irish Book Awards and longlisted for the Booker Prize.
With thanks to Circle of Misse for the second prize of a week-long writing retreat at their house,
which rests on the banks of the Thouet River, a tributary of the Loire.
The three winning stories will feature in the autumn 2015 issue of The Moth.
READ THE RULES HERE
PRINT AN ENTRY FORM
The winners of the 2014 competition, judged by Mike McCormack, appear in the autumn 2014 issue of
The Moth, which you can purchase here.
Read more about the winners of the 2014 prize here.
You can read Mandy Beaumont’s winning story from 2014 here.