‘short story competition’ Category

  1. Canterbury H G Wells Short Story Competition Writing Workshop 2018

    April 9, 2018 by Tim Prater

    On Saturday 16th June, the H G Wells Short Story Competition have organised a writing workshop in Canterbury for aspiring writers of …
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  2. HG Wells Short Story Competition 2018

    January 24, 2018 by

    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.

  3. 2017 H G Wells Competition Anthology: Light

    November 21, 2017 by

    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.

  4. 2017 H G Wells Competition Winners: The Stories

    November 20, 2017 by

    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”.

  5. 2017 H G Wells Competition Winners

    November 20, 2017 by

    We are very pleased to announce that the Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize of £1000 was won by Hazel Atkinson …
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  6. 2017 H G Wells Competition Shortlists

    September 21, 2017 by

    We are delighted to announce our two shortlists for the prestigious H G Wells Short Story Competition 2017. We have …
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  7. 2017 Awards Ceremony and Shortlist Release Date

    August 4, 2017 by

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

    February 17, 2017 by

    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.

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

    February 17, 2017 by

    “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.

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

    February 17, 2017 by

    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.


Theme: Peace
Closing date: 23 July 2018
Enter the 2018 competition

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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