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‘The answer to the still present threat of a silent spring is for us to sing against the storm.’ Richard Mabey

ABOUT THE PRIZE

The Moth Nature Writing Prize aims to encourage and celebrate the art of nature writing. It will be awarded to an unpublished piece of prose fiction or non-fiction or poetry which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world. 

The prize is open to anyone over the age of sixteen, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. 

The winning piece will be published in the winter issue of The Moth, and the winner will receive €1,000 and a week-long stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland.


THE JUDGE

Richard Mabey will judge the inaugural prize. For five decades Richard has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing, consistently exploring new ways of thinking about nature and its relation to our lives. Throughout his work there is a commitment to writing (and to other writers) and to language, which may be ‘our greatest ecological gift’.

LOVE Richard Mabey’s books’ Margaret Atwood

‘Someone who not just sees beauty in nature but understands and enhances it’ Guardian


HOW TO ENTER

The Moth Nature Writing Prize is open to anyone over 16, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a 4,000 maximum word limit. The entry fee is €15 per entry and you can enter as many pieces as you like.

You can
 enter online or send your entry along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ with an entry form or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of your piece attached to: The Moth, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland H14 K768. 

Please
 read the rules before you enter. 

The Prize closes 15 September 2020.

The winning entry will appear in the winter issue of
 The Moth

Call 00 353 87 2657251 or email enquiries@themothmagazine.com for more details