05 April 2021
This year's contest is for short fiction on the theme of 'Mask'
The annual HG Wells Short Story Competition was founded by BBC Aeronautics Correspondent Reg Turnbull and his wife Margaret to celebrate the life and works of HG Wells and encourage creative writing.
There are two entry categories. The Junior (writers aged 21 and under) category has a £1,000 prize and the Senior (writers over 22) category has a £500 prize.
This year's theme is 'Masks'. It may be interpreted in any way. Enter original, unpublished short fiction between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Winning and shortlisted entries will be published in an anthology.
Entry in the Junior category is free. The Senior entry fee is £10, or £5 for writers with student ID.
The closing date is 12 July.
For full details see the website.