Competition Rules: Moth Short Story Prize 2021
Closing date for receipt of entries is 30 June 2021.
The name of the author must not appear on the same page as the story.
Its not a requirement, but we strongly advise you to purchase a copy of The Moth.
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 story.
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.
You can enter as as many stories as you like.
There is a word limit of 5,000.
postal order (Ireland only)
Entry fee is 15 per story
Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to The Moth Magazine Ltd., with the sender's name and address on
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 story in the online entry form, then please go through the online procedure as
normal and then send a copy of the story as a word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org (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 stories in the autumn 2021 issue and any relevant promotional material.
The judge is Ali Smith. Her decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.
A 1st prize of 3,000, a 2nd prize of a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including 250 for travel) and a 3rd prize
Prizewinner will be notified in writing by mid August 2021.
The winning stories will be published in the autumn 2021 issue of The Moth.
Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in
Print ENTRY FORM
, fill in and then post with fee and entry to:
The Moth Short Story Prize
Ireland H14 K768