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THE MOTH SHORT STORY PRIZE 2016 IS NOW OPEN! 


This year’s judge – John Boyne – is the author of a collection of short stories, nine novels for adults and five for younger readers, including The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a New York Times no. 1 Bestseller that has sold over 6 million copies.  

The Prize is for a single unpublished story of no more than 6,000 words. The competition is open to anyone, and you can enter as many stories as you like. 

The entry fee is €12 per story. 


Or you can send your story along with a cheque or postal order (bank drafts not acceptable, we're afraid) 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 stories attached to: The Moth, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland. 

Please do READ THE RULES before you enter!

The winners will be announced in September 2016. 
The three winning stories will feature in the autumn issue of The Moth.

You can read about previous winners here

Good luck!

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