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To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology 2019

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Try not to laugh, that would be folly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. For this book will make you jolly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

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Or something like that...

The 2019 To Hull And Back anthology is now available to purchase all over the planet.

To Hull And Back anthology 2019

Cover designed by David Whitlam, featuring the congenial countenance of winner, Alan MacGlas

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Where to Buy The Anthology

The 2019 anthology is available from Amazon in print or Kindle (eBook) formats. PDF versions of the book are also available, sent by email.

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When purchasing the 2019 PDF, you can also opt to add the 2018 anthology PDF for an extra £2 (50% discount) or the 2018 and 2017 anthology PDFs for an extra £3 (62% discount). Use the arrow on the right to access the discount dropdown menu.

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To Hull And Back Anthology 2019

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About The To Hull And Back Anthology

I’m proud to present the sixth ‘To Hull And Back’ humorous short story competition anthology. It contains a collection of 28 short stories from the winning, highly commended and shortlisted entrants of the 2019 contest. The book also contains a story written by each of the judges.

The stories in this book are fun and quirky, written by writers with vivid imaginations. This means all the tales are highly original and entertaining to read. I predict that each will become a fable of mirth and legend in the future.

The authors featured in this anthology are:

Adrian Hallchurch. Alan MacGlas, Brandon Robshaw, Christie Cluett, Christine Griffin, Christopher Fielden, Dan Purdue, Eddie Mitra, EJ Robinson, Ian Tucker, John Holland, Julie Bull, Karen Jones, Kathryn Joyce, Kiare Ladner, Louise Elliman, Mark Rutterford, Martin Strike, Mel Ciavucco, Mike Scott Thomson, Pat Winslow, Renée Boyer, Rob McInroy, Steph Minns, Steve Sheppard, Steven John, Susan Bennett and Tom Parker.

You can see all of their biographies on the 2019 competition results page.

The book’s cover was created by David Whitlam - you can see his biography below.

The anthology was first released on Hulloween (31st October) 2019. The winner’s copy of the book will make a journey on the Highway to Hull, strapped to a two-wheeled chariot of rampant noisiness. You can learn more about the meaning of the previous sentence and the ‘To Hull And Back’ competition (which offers the most awesome prize in the field of literature) on the main To Hull And Back short story competition page.

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The To Hull And Back 2019 Video

The winner's video will be filmed during spring 2020, probably around April / May time. It will appear here when it is finished.


To Hull And Back - this is the sixth video - it was filmed in TBC

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Anthology Book Launch Party

The 2019 To Hull And Back anthology book launch party will take place at LeftBank, 128 Cheltenham Rd, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS6 5RW, UK, on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

Pictures and videos will appear here after the event has taken place.

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Anthology Cover

The 2019 To Hull And Back anthology cover was designed and created by David Whitlam.

David Whitlam

David Whitlam is a surrealist artist and illustrator from Stockport. From an early age, he showed signs of a vivid imagination and a talent for drawing. He graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000 with a degree in Graphic Art and Illustration.

Since then, David’s artwork has adorned more than 20 book covers, including work for award winning authors like Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, and Christopher Fielden. He works in a variety of mediums, often combing traditional drawings and paintings with digital art. David’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries in the UK and US and have sold to collectors around the world.

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To Hull And Back Anthology 2019 Book Cover

To Hull And Back Anthology 2019, full book cover by David Whitlam

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Pat W
Many thanks, Chris. I’m looking forward to reading all the stories :-)

Martin S
Hearty congratulations to the winner, Alan Macglas, and all those running up and being commended highly. To achieve this magnificence requires absurd writing talent and, in all likelihood, equal measures of mental distortion and an incompatibility with normal folk. Roll on Hulloween - I can guarantee the anthology will be up to Chris Fielden's usual 'Boo'ker Prize standard.

Chris Fielden
Thank you, Pat. It's a great collection this year, so I hope you like it :-)

And thank you, Martin. Yes indeed, good sir, yes indeed. Abnormalities in personality do help. As for the 'Boo'ker prize, I think we should start running it. Immediately.