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THE MOTH SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018 IS NOW CLOSED


All entrants to the competition will be notified by 14th August 2018 and the winning stories will appear in the Autumn issue of The Moth.



ABOUT THE PRIZE

The Moth Short Story Prize is an important date on the literary calendar. Every year, a single judge is asked to choose three winning stories, to feature in the autumn issue of The Moth.

Previous judges include John Boyne, Martina Evans, Donal Ryan, Belinda McKeon and Mike McCormack.
Previous winners include Marc Phillips, Nikki McWatters and June Caldwell. 

This year’s judge is Kevin Barry. Barry won The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize in 2012 and has published two collections of short stories. His debut novel City of Bohane won the Author’s Club First Novel Prize, The European Prize for Literature and the IMPAC Prize. His latest novel Beatlebone won the Goldsmiths Prize.   
 
1st prize €3,000
2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend
3rd prize €1,000
 
Our thanks are due to Circle of Misse for their ongoing generous support of the prize. 

You can read about the winner of last year’s Moth Short Story Prize in the Irish Times




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HOW TO ENTER

The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

There is a word limit of 5,000.

The entry fee is €12 per story. You can enter online or send your story 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 story (or stories) attached to: The Moth, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland H14 K768. 

Please remember to read the rules of the competition before you enter.

CLOSING DATE 30 JUNE 2018

The winners will be announced in September 2018 and all three stories will appear in the autumn issue of The Moth.

Call 00 353 (0)87 2657251 or email enquiries@themothmagazine.com for more details.