2021 Competition – 21 and under

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January 11, 2021 by Tim Prater


Those who are 21 or under on 12th July 2021 can enter the HG Wells Short Story Competition for FREE. There is no entry fee, and the winning story will win a prize of £1,000. All short-listed stories will be professionally published in a quality, paperback anthology.

  • Stories have to be between 1,500 and 5,000 words, not previously published and on the subject of “Mask”.
  • To enter, press “Enter” below, complete your details and upload a copy of your story with your entry – we can accept stories in PDF (.pdf), Word (.docx), and Text (.rtf) formats. DO NOT have your name or address ANYWHERE in your uploaded document
  • You can enter more than one story, but please complete a separate form for each entry.
  • By entering the competition and providing your details, you are consenting to us contacting you by email, post or phone about the 2021 competition.

Check the full competition rules before entering.

Entries are currently closed

Entry category: 2021-YOUTH Category:


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Entries for our 2022 Competition will open in January.

Deadline for entries will be Monday 11th July (midnight BST). Shortlist announcement Wednesday 21st September. Winners to be announced Sunday 20th November.

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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