3 Minute Scares
3 Minute Scares is back for its second year!
Can you tell a scary story in just 3 minutes? Want to win a fantastic prize from Breakout, Manchester’s real-life escape room game? This Halloween, I’m once again looking for the spookiest flash fiction in Greater Manchester for a competition on Hannah’s Bookshelf (my weekly radio show on North Manchester FM).
The best 5 entries will be played on this year’s Halloween episode of Hannah’s Bookshelf (on Saturday 28th October), with the winner receiving a fantastic prize from Breakout and the title of Greater Manchester’s Spookiest Wordsmith. There will also be an opportunity for the top 5 writers to read their stories as part of the Halloween lantern parade at Boggart Hole Clough on 28th October.
To enter the competition, all you need is a microphone and a story. Once you’re ready to go, just hit the ‘Start Recording’ button below to begin recording your story. When you’re happy with it, submit your entry, but you can re-record it before you submit. If you have any problems or additional access requirements, please get in touch via the contact form.
This is a creative writing competition, so we’re looking for style, originality and – above all – spookiness. Don’t be tempted to jump scare us – entries that consist of bangs, weird noises and mutterings aren’t likely to make it to the shortlist! A well-crafted piece of flash fiction is what’s needed to win the grand prize.
Sorry – the competition has now closed. For updates on future competitions, please follow my Twitter or Facebook pages.
3 Minute Scares Winners 2017:
3rd Place: Benjamin Cassidy
2nd Place: Ian Peek
1st Place – Greater Manchester’s Spookiest Wordsmith: Fiona Cullen
3 Minute Scares Winners 2016:
3rd Place: Fiona Cullen
2nd Place: Bridie Breen
1st Place – Greater Manchester’s Spookiest Wordsmith: Ian Peek