Free Creative Writing Workshop – Saturday 6th May

April 3, 2017 by

There will be a free creative writing / short story writing workshop on Saturday 6 May 10 to 12 noon at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL.

This session is currently full unless people drop out, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Barbara Pybus on

HG Wells Prize Shortlisted Author Catherine releases “Strange Roof”

March 21, 2017 by

Finishing Line Press are proud to announce the publication of Strange Roof by Catherine Higgins-Moore. This is the latest installment of the New Women’s Voices Series.

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.

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.

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.

HG Wells Short Story Competition 2017

February 15, 2017 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.

2016 winners and 2017 theme announced!

November 30, 2016 by

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

September 20, 2016 by

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

July 18, 2016 by

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

April 30, 2016 by

You can now click on “How to Enter” above which will take you to  a new page with a link …
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Theme: Peace
Closing date: 23 July 2018
Enter the 2018 competition

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