March 2022 – Prompt Long List

Last month saw the launch of our brand new Prompt Competition, and today we announce the first long list.

We had some fantastic entries – from regular entrants as well as many writers new to Cranked Anvil – and the judges thoroughly enjoyed reading all the qualifying stories.

There were some fascinating, clever and very entertaining ways in which some writers chose to use and interpret the prompts, and we can’t wait to publish the winning stories once the judges have finalised on the decision.

If you’d like to enter our next prompt cometition, all the details are on the prompt page here. You have until 10am UK time on 1st July to get your entries in.

Plus, the next deadline for our regular Short Story Competition is the end of this month, and you also have until the end of May to get 4 entries for the price of 3 in our Flash Fiction Competition.

In the meantime, here is the March 2022 Prompt long list:

Yvonne Clarke
Charise deBecker
Julie Dron
Michele Evenstar
Ellen Evers
Lawrence Fray
Paddy Gillies
Keith Henderson
Alyson Hilbourne
Carrie Hynds
Taria Karillion
Gwenda Major
Jonathan McLaughlin
Nina Milton
Parnian Sadeghi
Bernadette Stott
Nora Studholme
Kate Twitchin
Alison Wassell
R J Witlaw

Congratulations to you all. We’ll be announcing the shortlist and publishing the three winning stories on our website very soon.