3 Minute Scares – Halloween Writing Competition for North Manchester FM

Do you have a scary story? North Manchester FM presenter and Associate Lecturer in English Dr Hannah Priest wants you to scare her this Halloween!

She’s asking people throughout Greater Manchester to submit their scariest 3 minute stories for a new creative writing competition, judged by Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlaínn and Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes of Manchester Met’s Centre for Gothic Studies.

She presents under her creative writing name Hannah Kate.

Writers keen to be crowned Greater Manchester’s spookiest wordsmith can submit a recording of their mini-tale via Hannah’s website, with the best entries being played on air on the Halloween edition of Hannah’s Bookshelf on Saturday 29 October.

The best entry will receive a prize from Breakout – Manchester’s real life escape room game. Entries need to be 3 minutes long, meaning a word count of 350-400 words. The judges will be looking for style and originality, as well as how scary the story is.

North Manchester FM presenter Hannah Kate said: “I want this competition to bring out some of the region’s scariest talent. It’s difficult to tell a good tale in just 3 minutes, but I know that there’s people out there who are up for the challenge.”

Entries can be recorded via Hannah’s website: http://hannahkate.net/3-minute-scares/. More information and rules of the competition can also be found on the website.

Hannah’s Bookshelf is North Manchester FM’s weekly literature show, and it goes out live every Saturday 2-4pm. The show has been running since January 2015 and has featured guests including Rosie Garland, Ramsey Campbell, Tony Walsh and Gwyneth Jones. The show broadcasts on 106.6FM for North Manchester residents and through the ‘listen online’ feature for the rest of the world.