Anyone can enter the prize, as long as their story (of up to 5,000 words) is previously unpublished.
Every year, a single judge is asked to choose three winning stories, to feature in the autumn issue of The Moth.
Previous judges include John Boyne, Martina Evans, Donal Ryan, Belinda McKeon and Mike McCormack.
Previous winners include Marc Phillips, Nikki McWatters and June Caldwell.
1st prize €3,000
2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend
3rd prize €1,000
The prize is open from January to June annually (with a closing date of 30 June)
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