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The Moth Nature Writing Prize

A project of The Moth Magazine (see other related projects).

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The Prize will be awarded to an unpublished piece of writing – prose fiction, non-fiction or poetry – which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions. The fee is EUR €15.
Want more insight into the affiliated editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s) of The Moth Magazine.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Ireland Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 30 September 2024* (approx. 72 days from now). 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Nature/Environment (Nature), Other (See guidelines).

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: EUR €1,000 first prize.

Submissions:

Methods: Online form. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Dates:

Open to nonfiction submissions through 30 September 2024* (approx. 72 days from now). 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 4,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Nature/Environment (Nature), Other (See guidelines).

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: EUR €1,000 first prize.

Submissions:

Methods: Online form. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 30 September 2024* (approx. 72 days from now). 3

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Nature/Environment (Nature), Other (See guidelines).

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment. Details: EUR €1,000 first prize.

Submissions:

Methods: Online form. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

The Moth Nature Writing Prize Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 10 reports from 9 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported10 min | 70.0 mean avg | 64.0 median | 196 max days (49.6 std dev)
Responses70.00 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections70.00 % (66.3 avg. days per rejection) | 14.3 % personal, 42.9 % form, 42.9 % unspecified
Non-Responses30.00 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded10.00 % (196.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals20.00 % (20.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending1 response is pending (399 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: EUR €15.00.
Most recent response reported was received on 05 Dec 2023.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 27 Sep 2023.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 28 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 13 Mar 2020

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