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The Moth Short Story Prize

The Moth Short Story Prize 2021

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Applications are open for Moth Short Story Prize 2021. The Moth Short Story Prize is an international prize, open to anyone from anywhere in the world, as long as their story is original and previously unpublished. The winners are chosen by a single judge each year, who reads the stories anonymously.


  • 1st prize: €3,000.
  • 2nd prize: a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 for travel)
  • 3rd prize: €1,000.


  • The Prize is open to anyone (over 16).
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.
  • You can enter as many stories as you like.
  • There is a word limit of 5,000.


  • The closing date for receipt of entries is 30 June 2021.
  • The name of the author must not appear on the same page as the story.
  • It’s not a requirement, but we strongly advise you to purchase a copy of The Moth.
  • Entries must be in English, typed, with each entry on a new sheet.
  • No name or address should appear on the same page as the story.
  • Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy.
  • No corrections can be made after receipt, or fees refunded.


Print ENTRY FORM, fill in, and then post with fee and entry to:
    The Moth Short Story Prize
    The Moth
    Ardan Grange
    Co. Cavan
    Ireland H14 K768




Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 June,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Moth Magazine



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