How to Enter

Entry forms for the 2017 HG Wells Short Story Competition can be downloaded here:

All entries must relate to the theme for this year’s Competition: LIGHT.

All entries must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 16 July 2017.

Entrants must read the Competition Rules before submitting their story/stories.


By email: To

By post: Although email submissions are preferred postal entries will be accepted and details are given on the entry form.


  • By BACS
  • sort code: 30-93-34
  • account number: 00244518
  • swift code/BIC LOYDGB21109
  • Bank name/address: Lloyds TSB Bank, 43 Sandgate Road Folkestone CT20 1RZ
  • Ref: your name


  • Aged over 21 on 16/07/17: £10 per entry (£5 students accompanied with copy of student id)
  • Under 21 on 16/07/17: no entry fee

Please send a separate form for each entry.

HGWSSC is a non-profit making organisation. The entry fees go towards the running costs of the Competition.




H.G. Wells Short Story Competition


Theme: Light
Closing date: 16 July 2017

For further information, please read the rules and FAQs below. If you cannot find the answer to your query there, you can email

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