july, 2019

08jul1:00 am1:00 amHG Wells Short Story CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £10
Max word count: 5,000
Top Prize: £1,000

Event Details

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 annual HG Wells Short Story Competition offers a £250 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology.

This year’s theme is “Time”.

Your story can be set anywhere, feature any characters, and be written in any style. The length is 1,500 to 5,000 words. Entries must be in English.

Dates for your diary:

  • Monday 8th July 2019 : final date for entries
  • Saturday 21st September 2019 : shortlists announced
  • Sunday 24th November 2019 : Awards Ceremony at The Grand, Folkestone
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