HG Wells Short Story Competition
There are two competitions: The Margaret and Reg Turnill Competition for young writers of 21 years and under, for which the prize winner receives £1,000, and a competition for the over 21s which offers The Grand Prize of £250.
There are no entry fees for those 21 and younger, with a £5 to £10 fee for those over 21. (£5 if you have a student id, £10 if you don't.)
This year's theme is "Peace". All of the entries must be in English. Word count must be between 1,500 – 5,000. The story must not be published elsewhere.
Who can enter?
Anyone. HG Wells was a self-taught writer, so we warmly encourage anybody to give it a go.
Do I have to live in the UK to take part?
No. We welcome, and get, entries from across the world. The competition is open to any writer, anywhere, from any country.
Please note however that although shortlisted authors will be invited to our November awards ceremony in Folkestone UK, the competition organisers will not and cannot pay travel fees or sponsor visas to attend the event.
Do I have to write a sci-fi story (like HG Wells)?
No. Your story can be set anywhere, feature any characters, and be written in any style.
The closing date is Monday 23 July 2018 and entries will be accepted up to midnight on that date.
Here's the link for those who are interested in entering!