Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

Festive Flash Fiction Wanted!

Can you tell a festive story in just 3 minutes? Want to have your fiction played on the radio? This Christmas, I’m looking for festive flash fiction from around the world for inclusion on Hannah’s Bookshelf (my weekly radio show on North Manchester FM).

On Saturday 15th December, I’ll be playing a selection of my favourite 3 Minute Santas on the show (broadcast on FM and on digital). Want to be part of it? Submit a recording of your holiday-themed story (maximum 3 minutes) by midnight on Wednesday 5th December.

All genres welcome – be they cosy, romantic, scary or sad. But ease off the swears – stories have to be radio friendly!

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 always re-record it before you submit if necessary). If you have any problems or additional access requirements, please get in touch via the contact form.

  • Submissions welcome from anywhere in the world – but must be in English
  • Stories do not have to be Christmas-themed. It would be nice to have a range of holidays and festivities covered
  • Multiple submissions welcome
  • If you can’t record your story for any reason, please get in touch – I can offer other ways to submit
  • I’ll be in touch to let you know if your story is going to be included shortly after the deadline
  • By submitting a story, you are acknowledging your right to record and broadcast the material (i.e. please don’t infringe someone else’s copyright)