Abaan Zaidi

2018 HG Wells Short Story Competition Winners

Abaan Zaidi
Abaan Zaidi: Winner of the 2018 Turnill Prize

At the annual Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday 25h November at The Grand on The Leas, Folkestone, the organisers of the HG Wells Short Story Competition were delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 competition.

The Winner of the Junior £1,000 Turnill Prize is Abaan Zaidi for “In the Light of the Crescent Moon”.

The winner of the Senior £250 Grand Prize is Wendy Riley for “Yue’s Story”.

Thank you to each and every person that entered the 2018 competitions, and congratulations to our winners and all our shortlisted authors.

Wendy Riley: Winner of the 2018 Grand Prize

This years competition had more entries than for many years, and to pick just two winners was a harder job than ever.

An anthology of the 2018 shortlisted stories will be available to purchase shortly via the HG Wells Short Story Competition website, and we will also publish the two winning stories on the site.