THE MOTH SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018 IS NOW CLOSED
All entrants to the competition will be notified by 14th August 2018 and the winning stories will appear in the Autumn issue of The Moth.
ABOUT THE PRIZE
The Moth Short Story Prize is an important date on the literary calendar. Every year, a single judge is asked to choose three winning stories, to feature in the autumn issue of The Moth.
Previous judges include John Boyne, Martina Evans, Donal Ryan, Belinda McKeon and Mike McCormack.
Previous winners include Marc Phillips, Nikki McWatters and June Caldwell.
This year’s judge is Kevin Barry. Barry won The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize in 2012 and has published two collections of short stories. His debut novel City of Bohane won the Author’s Club First Novel Prize, The European Prize for Literature and the IMPAC Prize. His latest novel Beatlebone won the Goldsmiths Prize.
1st prize €3,000
2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend
3rd prize €1,000
Our thanks are due to Circle of Misse
for their ongoing generous support of the prize.