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Christopher Fielden’s Biennial Short Story Competition:
A Humorous Writing Contest
The 2021 To Hull And Back Competition
The 7th To Hull And Back humorous short story contest is OPEN
Submissions close on 31st July 2021
1st Prize: £1,200
2nd Prize: £600
3rd Prize: £300
3 x Highly Commended: £150
14 x Shortlisted: £50
That's a total prize pot of £3,250
All winners and short listed entries will be published in the To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology. This will be available as a professionally published, printed book and as a Kindle download. The book will have an ISBN number.
If you’re published in the book, a writer’s profile will appear alongside your story and on my website. This will consist of a delightful picture of you, a short bio telling readers all about how amazing you are and details of your website, if you have one.
In addition to this, an author interview with the winner will be published alongside their story.
The winner’s face will appear on the front cover of the To Hull And Back Anthology. They will be depicted riding a flaming motorcycle and holding a quill of wrath. The covers from previous competitions can be seen below. Each year, the cover will be unique and created by a different artist.
1 entry - £13.00
2 entries - £21.00
3 entries - £26.00
Schedule for future competitions:
To Hull And Back 2023 (opens 1st August 2022, closes 31st July 2023)
To Hull And Back 2025 (opens 1st August 2024, closes 31st July 2025)
To Hull And Back 2027 (opens 1st August 2026, closes 31st July 2027)