The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2023
September 30, 11:59 PM IST€15
Kathleen Jamie, multi-award-winning author of numerous poetry collections, as well as three works of non-fiction, an acclaimed travel narrative and the groundbreaking nature books, Findings and Sightlines, will judge The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2023.
The Prize will be awarded to unpublished pieces of prose or poetry which best combine exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world.
The prize is open to anyone over the age of sixteen, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
1st prize €1000 plus a week at Circle of Misse in France
2nd prize €500
3rd prize €250
The winning pieces will be published in the Irish Times online.
Closing date 30 September 2023.
‘To produce work I’ve walked and sailed many miles, and benefited from the company and expertise of visual artists, pathologists, curators, ornithologists, and from encounters with other species too, especially birds and whales.’ Kathleen Jamie
‘If you are engaged with being alive on this planet just now … and you are not terrified about the future half the time, you are not paying attention.’ Max Porter, 2022 judge
‘I wish that we would not fight for landscapes that remind us of who we think we are. I wish we would fight, instead, for landscapes buzzing and glowing with life in all its variousness.’ Helen Macdonald, 2021 judge
‘The answer to the still present threat of a silent spring is for us to sing against the storm.’ Richard Mabey, 2020 judge
‘What a great competition to be running.’ Robert Macfarlane
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1st prize €1,000 plus a week at Circle of Misse in France, 2nd prize €500, 3rd prize €250. The Moth Nature Writing Prize is open to anyone (over 16) as long as their piece is previously unpublished. The word limit is 4,000 and there is an entry fee of €15. This year’s judge is Kathleen Jamie, multi-award-winning poet and nature writer. Closing 30 September 2023. See www.themothmagazine.com for details.