HG Wells Short Story Competition 2017


February 15, 2017 by Gary Fuller

Founded by the world-renowned BBC Aeronautics Correspondent Reg Turnill and his wife, Margaret, to celebrate the life and works of HG Wells and encourage creative writing, especially among the young, the prestigious HG Wells Short Story Competition offers generous Senior and Junior prizes and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology (and Kindle version).

Previous years’ publications can be seen at http://www.trencavel.co.uk/St%20Ursin.html

The theme for this year’s competition is LIGHT in its broadest interpretation.There are two categories: authors 21 years of age and under with a prize of £1,000. (Entry is free).Authors aged 22 years and above with a prize of £250 (entry £10 or £5 with student id).Dates for your diary:
  • Sunday 16 July 2017 :  final date for entries
  • Thursday 21 September 2017 : shortlists announced
  • Sunday 26 November 2017 : Awards Ceremony at The Grand, Folkestone
For further information contact hgwellscompetition@gmail.com.


Theme: Motion

Winners to be announced Sunday 19th 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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