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THE CATERPILLAR STORY PRIZE 2019 IS NOW OPEN!


This annual award is given to the best story (of no more than 1,500 words) written by an adult for children aged 7–11.
Anyone can enter, as long as you are over 16 and your story is previously unpublished.

The author of the winning story will receive €1,000.
And this year, we’re very happy to announce a *second prize* of a week’s retreat at the marvellous Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan, Ireland.


THE JUDGE

We are delighted to announce that Kelly McCaughrain will judge The Caterpillar Story Prize 2019. Kelly is the author of Flying Tips for Flightless Birds, which recently won Children’s Books Ireland ‘Book of the Year’ and ‘Children’s Choice’ and has been nominated for a Carnegie Medal. She has been shortlisted for the Times Chicken House Children’s Fiction Prize and is a former recipient of a Moth Short Story Prize. She volunteers with Fighting Words Belfast.
'Character is everything': read what Kelly has to say about judging this year's Caterpillar Story Prize in this interview in the Irish Times
 
The two winning stories will feature in the winter 2019 issue of The Caterpillar. 

Previous winners include Jo Withers, Jessamy Corob Cook, Richard J. Jones, Chris Preece, Rebecca Langton, Tom Kelly and Louise Greig. 

You can read last year's winner, Louise Greig's 'Beatrice  A Work of Art' in the Irish Times.








HOW TO ENTER

The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

The entry fee is €12 per story, and you can enter as many stories as you like. 
You can ENTER ONLINE or send your story along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd’
with an ENTRY FORM or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of story attached to:
The Caterpillar, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland. 
 
Please remember to READ THE RULES of the competition before you enter.

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Call 00 353 (0)87 2657251 or email enquiries@thecaterpillarmagazine.com for more details.