The HG Wells Short Story Competition | Winner To Go With £1000

How To Enter The HG  Wells Short Story Competition
It's time again for the annually organized HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition.
In this year's competition, there is a whooping sum of  £1,000 available to be won in the Junior prize and £250 for the Senior.

More About The Competition

- 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 £250.
- The theme for this year’s competition is “Peace”.
- Entries must be submitted in English.
- The length of the articles should be 1,500 to 5,000 words.
- Double quotation marks should be used for speech and single quotation marks for other appropriate purposes.
NOTE: New for 2018, entry to the competition will be 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.
- DO NOT have your name or address ANYWHERE in your uploaded document: you'll be judged “blindly” 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 23 July 2018 and entries will be accepted up to midnight on that date.
- There are no entry fees for those aged 21 years and under on 23 July 2018. Over 21s must pay an entry fee of £10 or £5 for those with student id, a copy of which should be attached to the entry form. - 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.
- 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- The story may not be published elsewhere.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.

How To Write Your Story

You can use the HG Wells Short Story Competition Word Document Template that is designed to ensure you follow the rules of the competition, but whether you use it or not, keep the following rules:
1. Each page should be numbered;
2. Absolutely no identification of author on the page or in the document properties (stories not meeting this rule will be disqualified);
3. All text 12 point, Verdana (for judging – it’s easier to read);
4. 1.5 lines spacing;
5. Single space left after full stops, colons, etc.;
6. Titles: centre, bold;
7. First paragraph and after each break – no indentation;
8. Second and subsequent paragraphs – indented.
Enter Now
To find out more about the competion, please visit the official website HGWellsCompetition.com.
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