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HG Wells Short Story Competition 2022

HG Wells Short Story Competition 2021

HG Wells Short Story Competition 2022

About HG Wells Short Story Competition 2022

The annual HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition offers a £500 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology.

 

Theme:  Switch

 

Entries for our 2022 Competition are open.

 

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(at)gmail.com

Competition Rules

 

* 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 £500.

 

* This year’s theme is “Switch”.

 

* Entries must be in English.

 

* The length is 1,500 to 5,000 words.

 

* Double quotation marks should be used for speech and single quotation marks for other appropriate purposes.

 

* Entry to the competition are online only, with entrants submitting their story (as a PDF or text document) and any fee as appropriate via our entry form;

 

* There is a template available below to make ensure your story is formatted correctly. You do not have to use it, but if it helps, please do so. However, whether you use the template or not, the pages should be numbered but the entrant’s name should not appear on any page except on the entry form.

 

* Please ensure you DO NOT have your name or address ANYWHERE in your uploaded document: we judge all entries “blind” and including your name or address will invalidate your entry. To be safe, do not even use your own name as a character name.

 

* The closing date is Monday 11th July 2022 and entries will be accepted up to midnight on that date.

 

* There are no entry fees for those aged 21 years and under on 11th July 2022. Over 21s must pay an entry fee of £10 or £5 for those with student id. Details for payment are shown on the entry form. Each story must be submitted on a separate entry form and accompanied by a fee where appropriate.

 

* Proof of age and / or student id may be required for any entry entered in the Under 22 or at the reduced student price. This proof may be requested by email after the close of entries and prior to the publication of a short list.

 

* All submissions must be made online, with all required fields completed.

 

* All submissions should be the writer’s original work.

 

* Copyright remains with the author.

 

* The story may not be published elsewhere.

 

* The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

 

* Entry implies permission for your story to be published in the annual HG Wells Short Story Competition Anthology, and used for Competition publicity purposes.

 

For more deails refer the Official Publisher:

 

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4 thoughts on "HG Wells Short Story Competition 2022"
  • Catherine Abuko
    March 5, 2021 12:59 pm

    Hello organizers of the HG Wells story competition, I am a teacher of English at Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda and are interested in participating but can not see the links/ how to submit the story. What do we do? Some guidance please!
    Warm regards!

  • Shantanu
    July 11, 2021 6:12 pm

    What is the last date to submit and how to submit i know the format how to submit but where to submit ?

  • Kiran Goel
    August 10, 2021 2:30 am

    My 12 year old son has published his first fiction novel last month. Is there any contest where he can participate. He loves reading and writing

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