International Short Story Prize 2018

Just over 3 weeks left to enter The Moth Short Story Prize
The prize is for an unpublished story of no more than 5,000 words, on any theme or subject,
and you can enter as many stories as you like.
Kevin Barry, the judge of this year's Moth Short Story Prize, is a recipient of The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize, the European Prize for Literature, the IMPAC Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize 
There is an entry fee of €12 per story.
Past winners include Georgina Aboud, Nikki McWatters, June Caldwell and Marc Phillips.
The three winning stories will feature in the autumn issue of The Moth.

The editor of The Moth and The Caterpillar, Rebecca O'Connor, is launching her debut novel, He Is Mine and I Have No Other, on 7 June. 

Please do join her, if you can, at the Cavan launch (Johnston Library, 6.30pm on 12 June) or the Dublin launch (Dubray Books, Grafton Street, 6.30pm on 14 June), with Christine Dwyer Hickey.  

‘Takes the reader on a journey through a teenage girl’s heart at a time when she feels all the world’s drama is centred there, while her life’s biggest challenge is to learn how to recognise the pain of others. O'Connor delivers a story that is both heartfelt and daring.’ Sjón

‘Vivid, authentic and compelling and may be the truest depiction of Irish rural girlhood since Edna O’Brien’s Girl With Green Eyes.’ Pat McCabe 

‘God this book is brilliant. It sends you, helter-skelter, back to life as a fifteen-year-old and all the intensity of that age. A love story set against an undercurrent of untold tragedy. Vivid and utterly compelling.’
Jess Kidd



06 Jun 2018