Skip to Content

Writing Opportunities 2020

The Moth Short Story Prize 2020

Information
Closing date: 
30 June 2020
Entry: 
Open to all writers over 16. Entry fee €15 per story
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

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.

This year's judge is Mark Haddon, author of the worldwide bestseller, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which won seventeen literary prizes and is now an acclaimed stage play.

1st prize €3,000
2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend
3rd prize €1,000

The Prize is open to anyone (over 16) as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.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 €15 per story. Closing 30 June 2020.

More details