The Moth International Short Story Prize 2020


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

30 June 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.

The competition is organised by The Moth magazine.

Entries must be a single short story written in English. There is a word limit of 5,000.

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 Mark Haddon.

Entry fee
The entry fee is €15 per story.

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

Competition website
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