Creative writing competition: The Moth Short Story Prize 2020


23 March 2020
Win a first prize of €3,000 in the international competition

The prize, which is run by The Moth magazine in Ireland, will be judged this year by Mark Haddon.

The first prize is €3,000. The second prize is a writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France and €250 and the third prize is €1,000. The winning stories will be published in the autumn edition of The Moth.

Enter original, unpublished short fiction up to 5,000 words.

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The entry fee is €15 per story.

The closing date is 30 June.

For full details see the website.

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