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 Martina Evans, John Boyne, Donal Ryan, Belinda McKeon, Mike McCormack and Kevin Barry.
Previous winners include Marc Phillips, Nikki McWatters, June Caldwell and Caoilinn Hughes.
This year’s judge is Kit de Waal
De Waal worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law,
was a magistrate for several years and sits on adoption panels. Her writing has
received numerous awards, including the Bridport Flash Fiction Prize 2014 and
2015, the SI Leeds Literary Reader's Choice Prize 2014 and the Kerry Group
Irish Novel of the Year. Her debut novel My
Name is Leon was published in 2016.
2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend