Last quarter we received the biggest number of entries into our short story competition since it began over a year ago. No doubt this was thanks to our special offer of allowing 4 entries for the price of 3, and we're delighted that it inspired so many of our writers - both new and regular … Continue reading Short story competition – ‘4 stories for the fee of only 3’ offer continues!
It's fair to say that most people are finding that they've got more time on their hands in the current climate, with Covid-19 confining people to their homes for much longer than they would normally spend there. We know that professional writers - those who earn their living by writing, in whatever genre or capacity … Continue reading Short story competition – enter 4 stories for the fee of only 3
There's no denying it: the lockdown has had a huge effect on everyone. (Understatement of the year!) But in true British stiff upper lip fashion, we've seen that people have, for the most part, been keeping calm and carrying on. Even here at Cranked Anvil HQ we've finally been able to devote more time and … Continue reading £255 prize money to be won in our latest writing competition
It's almost a year since we started running our quarterly short story competition and we've been delighted by the response to it. The quality of stories we've received since it started last year has been superb, and they seem to get better each quarter. (You can read all of the the winning stories from previous … Continue reading Last call for your short stories
Writers who are regular visitors to our site will know that our quarterly short story competition is now well under way, and attracting more and more entries every time, from all around the world. Not wanting to impose any restrictions on our writers, we have always kept the competition open to any theme or genre. … Continue reading Our poll results are in…
Our quarterly short story competition is going from strength to strength, and when our most recent one closed at midnight a couple of days ago we had more entries than we've ever received since the competition first opened earlier this year. We're delighted that the competition has proved so popular with writers around the world … Continue reading A bumper crop of short stories this quarter
ANNOUNCEMENT: Sadly, and after much deliberation, we have decided to take down our 'Happy Hour' page from the website. Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour was a unique sketch comedy radio show in the North East when it first aired on Sunderland's Spark FM in 2015. Mixing pre-recorded sketches with live features and irreverent links by … Continue reading No more Happy Hour – for now
After some exciting and very productive conversations with the people at Newcastle Castle, we're delighted to announce that our Easter panto, Bertie & Gertie's EGG-cellent Adventure! will be performed there during the Easter holidays. After four performances in Sunderland, we'll de-camp to this historic and truly atmospheric venue on Thursday 18th April, to continue the … Continue reading Performing at Newcastle Castle
We're pleased to announce the launch of our quarterly 1,500 Short Story competition. You could win £150 for first place. (Two other prizes of £75 and £30 will be awarded each quarter.) After the recent success of our Rehearsed Reading Nights, where authors were given the chance to read aloud (or hear read aloud by … Continue reading Announcing our new Short Story Competition
Although we haven't been particularly vocal so far in 2019, that doesn't mean we've not been working hard - as usual! Ticking away in the background has been our gentle rebranding of the company, which now goes under the banner of 'Cranked Anvil Media'. We settled on this after deciding to expand further into other … Continue reading An EGG-cellent new show for Easter!