Competition Rules: Moth Nature Writing Prize 2022
Closing date for receipt of entries is 15 September 2022.
The name of the author must not appear on the same page as the entry.
Its not a requirement, but we strongly advise you
to purchase a copy of The
Postal entries must be in English, typed, with each
entry on a new sheet.
No name or address should appear on the same page
as the entry.
Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep
No corrections can be made after receipt, or fees
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16).
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant
and must never have been published, self-published, published online or
You can enter as many poetry or prose pieces as you
There is a word limit of 4,000.
Payment can be made by cheque
(euro/sterling/dollar), by credit/debit card via PayPal (to firstname.lastname@example.org)
or by postal order (Ireland only)
Entry fee is 15 per entry
Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to The Moth Magazine Ltd., with the sender's name and address on the back.
Postal entries can also be paid in cash (either in
US dollars, Sterling or Euros at the current exchange rate).
If you are concerned about the formatting of your entry in the online entry
form, then please go through the online procedure as normal and then send
a copy as a word attachment to email@example.com (please don't
include your name or any other personal details in the document)
Receipt of entry
Enclose a stamped addressed postcard marked
'ACKNOWLEDGEMENT' if you require acknowledgement of receipt of your postal
entry (include international reply coupon if entering from overseas).
Online entries are confirmed by the email receipt
of your payment to PayPal.
Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the
author, but The
Moth will have the unrestricted right
to publish the winning entry in the winter 2022 issue and any relevant
The judge is Max Porter. His decision is final and
no individual correspondence can be entered into.
A prize of 1,000 plus a week at Circle of Misse in
Prizewinner will be notified in writing by 31
The winning entry will be published in
the winter 2022 issue of The Moth.
Entry implies acceptance of all the
rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification
, fill in and then post with fee and
The Moth Nature Writing Prize