October 2021 – Long List

Once again, it’s taken us slightly longer than usual to draw up the latest short story long list, for a couple of reasons…  we’ve been snowed under recently with getting out our latest flash fiction anthoogy, plus, with Cranked Anvil HQ now in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside, we were recently victim to Storm Arwen and were plunged into a state of no power for over a week!

However, we are back to (almost) fully functioning status now, and we can reveal the latest long list.

Congratulations to the following authors on our October 2021 long list:

Flo Ashbee
Rachel Beresford-Davies
John Biglands
Sharon Boyle
Lee Brady
Christine Breede
Sue Buckingham
Sinclair Buckstaff
Letty Butler
Susan Claremont
Amelia Coulon
Mark Devis
Michelle Dickins
Sheryl Gervais
Paul Goodwin
Julia Graves
Peter Hankins
Joanne Herbert
Richard Hooton
Sara Kellow
Alan Kennedy
Richard Layton
James Little
James Mason
John Matthews
Sarah McPherson
Rosie Morris
Ciara Mullaney
Mitzie Murphy
Pamela Norris
Anthony O’Connor
Bohumila Ottova
JD Revitt
Nicola Rose
Christine Smith
Patricia Tarrant Brown
Tracy Walker
James Woolf

Once again, some familiar names there, plus many more new ones. Well done to everyone for making it to the long list stage.
The short list and winners will be announced, and the three placed stories published, here on our website, later this month.