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The HG Wells Short Story Competition 2020

6 July 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The competition was founded by the world-renowned BBC Aeronautics Correspondent Reg Turnill and his wife, Margaret, to celebrate the life and works of HG Wells and encourage creative writing, especially among the young. 

This year’s theme is “Vision”.

Your story can be set anywhere, feature any characters, and be written in any style. The length is 1,500 to 5,000 words. Entries must be in English.

The story may not be published elsewhere.

You can enter the H G Wells Short Story Competition online here.

Entry fees
There are no entry fees for those aged 21 years and under on 6th July 2020.
Over 21s must pay an entry fee of £10 or £5 for those with student id.

There are two prizes:

The Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize: £1,000 (for writers aged 21 and under)
The Grand Prize: £500 (for writers aged 21 and over)

Shortlisted entries will be published in the professionally published paperback anthology.

How to enroll
For further information visit