All of the poetry and fiction published in The Moth is unsolicited.
We are delighted to receive previously unpublished work from anywhere in the world.
We are very happy to look at work in translation (as long as you have the consent of the author).
It can take some time to respond, so please do bear with us. Work will be considered for any future issue, not just the one closest to date of submission.
Please note, however, that short stories will not be considered for the annual autumn issue, as the winners of The Moth Short Story Prize appear therein - so probably best to avoid submitting fiction in the summer months if you don't want to wait too long for a response.
We cannot offer feedback on any work submitted.
If you are submitting poetry, then please send no more than six poems, and please send them in one Word or PDF attachment, if possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction (up to two short stories) should preferably be no longer than 3,000 words and should be sent as separate Word or PDF attachments to email@example.com
Please specify clearly in the subject box of your email whether it is a fiction or poetry submission (or both)
Copyright remains with the author. Some work published in the magazine may also appear on our website.
If you do wish to post work to us, then please ensure that you retain the original, and bear in mind that we cannot return work but will respond by email. Postal submissions should be sent to:
, the junior version of The Moth
, is also open to submissions, so if you have a poem or story for children we'd love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.