Creative writing prize: The HG Wells Short Story Competition 2017

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01 June 2017
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Enter stories on the theme of 'light' for this year's contest

 

Enter stories on the theme of 'light' for this year's contest

The annual HG Wells Short Story Competition was founded by BBC aeronautics correspondent Reg Turnill and his wife Margaret to celebrate the work of HG Wells and encourage creative writing.

The HG Wells Short Story Competition has two categories. The Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize is for writers aged 21 and under, and has a prize of £1,000. In the competition for writers over 21, the Grand Prize is £250. All the winners and shortlisted entries will be published in a paperback anthology.

Stories should be between 1,000 and 5,000 words, and must be original and unpublished. All entries must be on the theme of 'light'.

Entry is free for writers under 21 and £10 for writers over 21 (£5 for writers with student ID).

The closing date is 16 July.

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To find full entry details, see the website.

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