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The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2020

15 September 2020

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

The competition is organised by The Moth magazine.

The Moth Nature Writing Prize aims to encourage and celebrate the art of nature writing. It will be awarded to an unpublished piece of prose fiction or non-fiction or poetry which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world.

There is a 4,000 maximum word limit.

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

The judge is Richard Mabey.

Entry fee
The entry fee is €15 per entry.

The winner will receive €1,000 and a week-long stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland. The winning piece will be published in the winter issue of The Moth.

Competition website
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