july, 2019

31julAll DayThe 'To Hull And Back' Humorous Short Story CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £13
Max word count: 2,500
Top Prize: £1,000 and publication

Event Details

The “To Hull And Back” Short Story Competition, an annual short story contest with a humorous twist that celebrates the most imaginative and amazing short stories from writers all over the world.

There is an ‘early bird’ entry fee in place until 30th April 2019: £11 for 1 story, £18 for 2 stories, £22 for 3 stories. If you make use of the early bird entry fee, you must submit your story by midnight on 30th April 2019.

From 1st May 2019 to 31st July 2019, the entry fee is: £13 for 1 story, £21 for 2 stories, £26 for 3 stories.

The competition closes to entries at 11.59pm GMT (Greenwich meantime, the time in London, UK) on 31st July 2019. The competition is run annually, so stories received after this deadline will be entered into next year’s competition, which opens immediately after the current contest closes.

The shortlist will be announced on this website by 20th September 2019.

Winners will be contacted by email or telephone by 30th September 2019 and announced on this website, celebrated and generally adored by 1st October 2019.

Prize money will be paid to winners via PayPal in October 2019.

The sixth To Hull and Back Anthology will be released on 31st October 2019. ‘Hulloween’ seems like an appropriate launch date…

The winner’s book will be taken to Hull and back during spring 2020 (usually around April/May), weather permitting. Shortly afterwards the winner’s copy of the anthology will be delivered to them and the video of the book’s journey will be made available on YouTube, Facebook and this website.

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