Competition Rules: Moth Nature Writing Prize 2024

Closing date for receipt of entries is 30 September 2024.
The name of the author must not appear on the same page as the entry.
It’s not a requirement, but we strongly advise you to purchase a copy of The Moth.
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 a copy.
No corrections can be made after receipt, or fees refunded.
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 broadcast.
We will accept simultaneous submissions, but please do inform us if the work is accepted elsewhere.
You can enter as many poetry or prose pieces as you like. 
There is a word limit of 4,000.
Payment can be made by cheque (euro/sterling/dollar), by credit/debit card via PayPal (to or by postal order (Ireland only)
Entry fee is €15 per entry 
Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’, with the sender's name and address on the back.
We can only accept postal orders from Ireland. 
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 (please don't include your name or any other personal details in the document)
Receipt of entry
Online entries are confirmed by the email receipt of your payment to PayPal.
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).
Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but The Moth will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning entry in the Irish Times online and any relevant promotional material.
The judge is Cal Flyn. Her decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.
1st prize of €1,000 plus a week at Circle of Misse in France, 2nd prize €500, 3rd prize €250.
Prizewinners will be notified in writing by 30 November 2024.
The winning entries will be published in the Irish Times online.
Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification

Print ENTRY FORM, fill in and then post with fee and entry to:
The Moth Nature Writing Prize
The Moth
Ardan Grange
Co. Cavan
Ireland H14 K768



Good luck!



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