september, 2020

15sep1:00 am1:00 amInaugural Moth Nature Writing PrizeInternational Entry Fee: €15
Max word count: 4,000
Top Prize: €1,000, publication, and a week-long stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland.

Event Details

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 It will be awarded to an unpublished piece of prose fiction or non-fiction or poetry which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the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.

The prize is open to anyone over the age of sixteen, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

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

Richard Mabey will judge the inaugural prize. For five decades Richard has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing, consistently exploring new ways of thinking about nature and its relation to our lives. Throughout his work there is a commitment to writing (and to other writers) and to language, which may be ‘our greatest ecological gift’.

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