2021 Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize Shortlisted Story Shortlisted Story: Jessica Brien – Soup for Starters

December 1, 2021 by Tim Prater


2021 Senior Prize Shortlisted Story: Houssam Alissa – The Trojan Horse

December 1, 2021 by Tim Prater


2022 HG Wells Short Story Competition: Switch

November 22, 2021 by Tim Prater

Power switch

Founded by the world-renowned BBC Aeronautics Correspondent Reg Turnill and his wife, Margaret, to celebrate the life and works of …
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2021 HG Wells Short Story Competition Award Winners and Ceremony

November 21, 2021 by Tim Prater

At the 2021 HG Wells Short Story Competition Award Ceremony on Zoom on Sunday 21st November, the winners were announced …
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I Am the Maskmaker

November 17, 2021 by Tim Prater

The HG Wells Short Story team were delighted to hear from 2020 shortlisted author Rhiannon Lewis with news of her …
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HG Wells Short Story Competition Shortlists 2021

September 21, 2021 by Tim Prater

We are delighted to announce our two shortlists for the prestigious H G Wells Short Story Competition 2021 on the …
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Grappling with the Unintelligible: Reg Turnill

July 9, 2021 by Tim Prater

As a young journalist, Reg Turnill met most of the prewar political personalities and later became the BBC’s space correspondent …
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Folkestone Book Festival 2021: The Shape of Things to Come

April 3, 2021 by Tim Prater

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Creative Folkestone have announced the return of the Folkestone Book Festival: The Shape of Things to Come. Between Friday 4 …
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HG Wells Short Story Competition: Adult Creative Writing Workshop: Chekhov’s gun

March 22, 2021 by Tim Prater

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On Wednesday 19th and 26th May, the H G Wells Short Story Competition has organised two free online writing workshops for …
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HG Wells Short Story Competition: Junior Creative Writing Workshop: Chekhov’s gun

March 22, 2021 by Tim Prater

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On Wednesday 22nd and 29th May, the H G Wells Short Story Competition has organised two free online writing workshops for …
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2022

Theme: Switch

Entries for our 2022 Competition will open in January.

Deadline for entries will be Monday 11th July (midnight BST). Shortlist announcement Wednesday 21st September. Winners to be announced Sunday 20th November.

For further information, please read the rules and FAQs below. If you cannot find the answer to your query there, you can email hgwellscompetition@gmail.com

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