The Moth International Short Story Prize is currently accepting entries from writers around the world. First prize is €3000 (US$3300), second prize is a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 for travel expenses) and the third prize winner will receive €1000. All three stories will be published in autumn issue of The Moth.
Eligible stories may be up to maximum of 6000 words and all entries must be previously unpublished (including self-published). The judge of the 2016 prize is novelist and short story writer John Boyne. Boyne is the author of bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and, most recently, The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain.
The Moth is an international quarterly arts and literature magazine based in Ireland. It publishes poetry, short fiction and pictures, as well as interviews with the likes of Billy Collins, Eimear McBride and Irvine Welsh. The Moth happily accepts unsolicited submissions from writers worldwide – please check the submission guidelines for further details.
Entries for The Moth International Short Story Prize 2016 close on 30 June. For full entry details visit The Moth website.