The 2021 HG Wells Short Story Competition
Published: Monday, January 11, 2021
July 12, 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.
This year’s theme is “Mask”.
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The story may not be published elsewhere.
All submissions must be made online.
There are no entry fees for those aged 21 years and under on 12th July 2021. Over 21s must pay an entry fee of £10 or £5 for those with student id.
The competition for those 21 and under has a prize of £1,000 for the winning entry.
The competition for the over 21s has a prize of £500.
All shortlisted entries will also be published in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology.
For further information visit the official competition website.