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The HG Wells Short Story Competition

8 July 2024

HG Wells Short Story Competition 2024

The annual HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition offers a £500 Senior and £1 000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology.

All entries must relate to the theme for this year’s Competition: The Fool. Entries must be in English. The length is 1 500 to 5 000 words.

The competition is open to any writer, anywhere, from any country. There are no entry fees for those aged 21 years and under. Over 21s must pay an entry fee of £10 or £5 for those with student id.

The story may not be published, or accepted for publication, elsewhere including for other publications by the shortlist announcement date (Saturday 21st September). Entry implies permission for your story to be published in the annual HG Wells Short Story Competition Anthology, and used for Competition publicity purposes.

Entries for the 2024 HG Wells Short Story Competition will close on Monday 8th July 2024. All submissions must be made online, with all required fields completed.

If you cannot find the answer to your query on their website, you can email hgwellscompetition@gmail.com.

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8 July 2024
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