THE MOTH NATURE WRITING PRIZE 2024

Deadline: 30 Sep 2024

THE MOTH NATURE WRITING PRIZE 2024

‘What a great competition to be running.’ Robert Macfarlane

The Prize will be awarded to three unpublished pieces of prose or poetry which best combine
exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world.

The Moth Nature Writing Prize is open to anyone (over 16) as long as their piece (poetry or prose) is previously
unpublished. 

The word limit for prose is 4,000 and there is an entry fee of €15. 

This year’s judge is award-winning nature writer Cal Flyn. 

The winning pieces will be published in the Irish Times online

See themothmagazine.com for more details.

1st prize €1000 plus a week at Circle of Misse in France
2nd prize €500
3rd prize €250

Deadline: 30 September 2024

THE JUDGE
Cal Flyn’s first book, Thicker Than Water, was a Times book of the year. Her second book, Islands of
Abandonment ‒ about the ecology and psychology of abandoned places ‒ was shortlisted for the
Wainwright Prize, the British Academy Book Prize, the Ondaatje Prize and the Baillie Gifford Prize,
among others. Her journalistic writing has been published in Granta, National Geographic, The Wall
Street Journal, The Sunday Times, The Economist and elsewhere. She is deputy editor of Five Books,
and a regular contributor to The Guardian. She was made a MacDowell fellow in 2019, and in 2022
received a John Burroughs Medal for the most distinguished book of nature writing and was
the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year.‘Extraordinary … Just when you thought there was nowhere left to explore, along comes an author with a new category of terrain … Dazzling.’ The Spectator

LINKS
ENTER ONLINE: here 
DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM: here 
CIRCLE OF MISSE: https://bit.ly/3evApNs 
CAL FLYN: https://www.calflyn.com/

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