Monday, 15 October 2012

A Very Short Ghost Story Competition...

A big thank you to Jenny who passed the information on about this Times competition.

Can you write a ghost story in 50 words? Well if you can then this competition is for you.

Susan Hill has launched the prize and you can find her suggestions for how to write a good ghost story here.

"Write your own ghost story in 50 words. The best entry will win £200-worth of selected books chosen by Random House and Profile, plus a signed set of Susan Hill’s ghost stories. Three runners-up will also win signed copies of Hill’s ghost stories."

And of course the essential information about terms and conditions, here. (They cover two pages, so don't miss the 'next' link at the bottom.)

"Send your entry to with Ghost Story in the subject line or post it to Ghost Story, Books, The Times, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1TT. Include your name, address and daytime telephone number."

Don't send it as an attachment- it's easy to forget rules like this when you can enter online.

Entries must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23rd October.

"Winners will be notified by October 29 and their names and answers printed in The Times on October 27. There will be one winner and three runners-up. One entry per person. UK and Republic of Ireland only."

Good luck.

Image courtesy of Simon Howden


Teresa Ashby said...

That sounds like a great competition, Carol :-) x

Patsy said...

Thanks, Carol - I'll have a go at this one if I can come up with something.

Carolb said...

Thanks for the comments, Teresa and Patsy.

God luck if you enter, Patsy.

The last time I tried to write a ghost story it turned into a romance...