Creative writing prize: The HG Wells Short Story Competition 2024


25 February 2024
The theme for this year's competition is 'The Fool'

The annual HG Wells Short Story Competition was founded by renowned BBC aeronautics engineer Reg Turnbull and his wife Margaret. There are two categories. The Junior Prize is free to enter and has a prize of £1,000. The prize in the Senior category is £500.

This year's contest is for original, unpublished short stories up to words between 1,500 and 5,000 words on the theme of 'The Fool', which can be interpreted as broadly as the writer wishes. Winners and shortlisted entrants will be published in an anthology.

The entry fee in the senior category is £10, or £5 for writers with student ID.

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The closing date is 8 July.

For full details see the website.


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