Category Archives: short story competition

  1. 2017 H G Wells Competition Shortlists


    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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    February 17, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    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.

  6. HG Wells Short Story Competition 2017

    February 15, 2017 by hgwellscompetition

    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.

  7. Shortlists Announced!

    September 20, 2016 by hgwellscompetition

    There has been a bumper crop of entries this year for the H G Wells Short Story Competition 2016. We …
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H.G. Wells Short Story Competition


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Closing date: 16 July 2017

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