HAVE I GOT A CONTEST FOR YOU

HAVE I GOT A CONTEST FOR YOU

Searching the internet for new and different venues for a short story I came across this gem:

Christopher Fielden’s Annual Short Story Competition

To Hull And Back”

A Humorous Writing Contest

Short Story Competition To Hull And Back Logo

The 2018 To Hull And Back Competition 

Welcome!

August 2017 sees the launch of the fifth 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. 

Some highly prestigious writing contests offer huge cash prizes – the BBC award £15,000 and the Sunday Times give a whopping £30,000 to their winner. What can you win by entering this competition that contends with these short story prize giving heavyweights? THE most amazing, innovative and sought after writing prize on the planet. Forget the Pulitzer. THIS is the badger*.

Prizes

If you’re selected as a winner:

You Will Win Cash

1st Prize: £1,000

2nd Prize: £500

3rd Prize: £250

3 x Highly Commended: £50

14 x Shortlisted: £25

But it doesn’t end there, my fine writing friends, oh no, not by a LONG shot.

You Will Be Published

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.

And there’s more…

You Will Win the Most Awesomely Awesome in its Awesomeness Writing Prize in the Known Macrocosm

This is the bit that will send tingles down your spine. Joy will ravage your very being and you will feel compelled to dance naked for no reason, no matter where you might be. I guarantee it**.

The winner will be taken to Hell Hull and back. 

Allow me to explain.

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.

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That was my favorite contest for weirdness. Other contests of interest refused to be cut and pasted here, no matter how hard I tried. My fellow Thursday Night Writers know how I struggle with computer skills. Here’s a couple more:

THE SIXTH ANNUAL MOGFORD FOOD AND DRINK SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Any genre but food and drink must be at the heart of the winning tale.

Prize- 10,000 British pounds.

Limit of 2500 words

Due by Jan. 3, 2018

This is a fantastic website to visit. In fact you must visit it, it’s beautiful

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THE SUNDAY TIMES

The British Sunday Times. Past winners have been Junot Diaz and Anthony Doerr.

Their first prize is $40,000 (American!). Highest purse for a short story in the world!

Do check this one out also.

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I actually found one on Craigslist yesterday which offered a phenomenal people’s choice prize of something like $160,000. Of course, being Craigslist, it was gone today. Maybe someone bought it.

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Keep slogging through the internet for just the right contest for your short story. As for me, I’m going to HULL AND BACK.

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About Eleanor Ingbretson

Native New Yorker. Transplanted to New Hampshire years ago, but still considered a flatlander by the neighbors. Writer of fantasy and mystery and whatever else takes my fancy.

Posted on September 16, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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