Category Archives: short story competition

  1. 2017 H G Wells Competition Anthology: Light

    November 21, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    Available now, Light contains twenty of the best short stories on the theme of Light selected by the judges from a large entry for the 2017 H.G. Wells Short Story Competition.

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  2. 2017 H G Wells Competition Winners: The Stories

    November 20, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    The H G Wells Short Story Competition are delighted to present a free PDF collection of the three award winning stories from our 2017 competition, “Venus Rising”, “When the Call Comes” and “Alone into the Alone”.

  3. 2017 H G Wells Competition Winners

    November 20, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    We are very pleased to announce that the Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize of £1000 was won by Hazel Atkinson …
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  4. 2017 H G Wells Competition Shortlists

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    September 21, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    We are delighted to announce our two shortlists for the prestigious H G Wells Short Story Competition 2017. We have …
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  5. 2017 Awards Ceremony and Shortlist Release Date

    August 4, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    The H G Wells Short Story Competition Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 19 November at The Grand, Folkestone. …
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  6. Special Commendation Award 2016 Winner: Alice Sargent – Not Enough Space in this World

    February 17, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    As soon as I step into the kitchen, I can see that something tragic has happened. Something that will change us forever. Mother sits, hunched, at the table; her face is frozen in a grotesque contortion, her lips pressed together so that they are barely visible, her eyes dull with anguish, her nose and cheeks scrunched up as though she is in agony.

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

    February 17, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    “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.

H.G. Wells Short Story Competition

2017

Theme: Light
Closing date: 16 July 2017
Submit: hgwstory@gmail.com

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