Author Archive

  1. The Grand Prize 2016 Winner: Anne Petrie – Space Wars

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    February 17, 2017 by Gary Fuller

    “Rules are there for a reason,” Eric said, for probably the twentieth time that evening. “When I was assistant manager at the bank, there were rules. Everyone had to keep the rules because otherwise it would have been chaos. The same principle applies here.” He put his pipe back in his mouth and leant back, arms folded across his waistcoat.


  2. The Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize 2016 Winner: Holly Cartwright – The Fallow Sons of a Failed Astronaut

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    February 17, 2017 by Gary Fuller

    Father tells us that during the day the sky is merely a leafy branch which shades us from the heat of the sun but at night it is a window to outer space.


  3. HG Wells Short Story Competition 2017

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    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 anthology.


  4. 2016 winners and 2017 theme announced!

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    November 30, 2016 by Gary Fuller

    There were over 90 people attending the 2016 H G Wells Short Story Competition Awards at the Grand, Folkestone on …
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  5. Shortlists Announced!

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    September 20, 2016 by Gary Fuller

    There has been a bumper crop of entries this year for the H G Wells Short Story Competition 2016. We …
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  6. With grateful thanks to our generous 2016 sponsors

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    July 18, 2016 by Gary Fuller

    As we draw to the end of the competition in 2016, we would like to take this opportunity to thank …
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  7. Update to Entry Form!

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    April 30, 2016 by Gary Fuller

    You can now click on “How to Enter” above which will take you to  a new page with a link …
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  8. HG Wells Short Story Competition 2016

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    April 18, 2016 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 anthology.


  9. Events coming soon….please note change of date

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    April 7, 2016 by Gary Fuller

    We will be holding a free workshop at The Grand Hotel, Folkestone on Saturday 4th June, 10am-12pm, led by Barbara Cambridge. Places …
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  10. Cassandra Yong, winner of the judge’s special prize 2015 and student at Imperial College London

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    April 6, 2016 by Gary Fuller

    Page 1 of Cassandra Yong article  Page 2 of Cassandra Yong article We have great pleasure in sharing the attached “Feature …
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2021

Theme: MASK

Entries for our 2021 Competition closed on Monday 12th July 2021.

Shortlist announcement Tuesday 21st September, Winner to be announced Sunday 21st 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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