Here is an opportunity for all of you budding writers.
With Halloween just around the corner and York hosting a plethora of spine-tingling stories now is you chance to pay homage to our most gothic of festivals.
I would like as many people as possible to submit a short story themed around Halloween itself: take from that brief what you will.
The piece should be between 500 and 600 words and submitted by Friday the 28th of October.
The winner of the competition will have their piece published on the site and will get a specially signed copy of Matt Haig’s award nominated book “The Radleys”.
Please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now for a little inspiration; read the chilling moment when Wilkie Collins’ protagonist meets The Woman In White:
“I had now arrived at that particular point of my walk where four roads met–the road to Hampstead, along which I had returned, the road to Finchley, the road to West End, and the road back to London. I had mechanically turned in this latter direction, and was strolling along the lonely high-road–idly wondering, I remember, what the Cumberland young ladies would look like–when, in one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop by the touch of a hand laid lightly and suddenly on my shoulder from behind me.
“I turned on the instant, with my fingers tightening round the handle of my stick.”