The Moth International Short Story Prize 2015

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We’re delighted to announce 2015’s Moth Short Story Prize, judged by Donal Ryan, with prizes of €3,000, a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 travel expenses) and €1,000.

The prize is open to anyone, as long as the work is their own and previously unpublished. Word limit 6,000.

The closing date is 30 June 2015.

The winning stories will appear in the autumn issue of The Moth.

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VCLL Short Story Competition open until 12/9/14



Creative Writing Competition


This Summer, at the University of Leicester’s Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, we’re running our first ever Short Story competition. It’s open to previously unpublished writers in two age categories: adult (over 21) and Junior (10-15) from Leicester and surrounding areas.

The closing date is the 12th Sept 2014. There’s a £300 prize for the adult winner and £100 for the junior winner. All shortlisted stories from the adults’ competition will be published in an anthology.

Detailed information about the competition can be found here.