The Moth International Short Story Prize 2018


30th June 2017

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18.

The competition is organized by The Moth magazine.

The Prize is for a single unpublished short story. There is a word limit of 5,000. Entries must be in English.

Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.

This year’s judge is Kevin Barry.

Entry fee
The entry fee is €12 per story.

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

Please visit to learn more about the competition.