Short story competition – 4 for 3 offer extends into 2021

Ever get the feeling you're going through a sense of deja vu? Yes, here we are in another lockdown in the UK, with all the inconveniences and uncertainties that it brings. But one thing that remains ever constant is our 1500 word short story competition! Last quarter we received the biggest number of entries since … Continue reading Short story competition – 4 for 3 offer extends into 2021

Meet our first Anthology contributors

You may have noticed recently that we've been shouting about our upcoming Short Story Anthology. Well, we make no apologies for that! We're very proud of it, and we can't wait to share the fantastic work written by our thirty-three contributing authors. Publication date is 16th November, and you can pre-order your copies here. They … Continue reading Meet our first Anthology contributors

Get involved with us in the next stage at Cranked Anvil Media

Our two quarterly writing competitions - the 1500 word short story and the 500 word flash fiction - are both in full swing now, as regular visitors to our website will know. We've already got a bumper crop of entries for our current submission windows (ending October and November) and we're looking forward to receiving … Continue reading Get involved with us in the next stage at Cranked Anvil Media

Our new FLASH FICTION competition is now open for submissions

Writers and authors visiting Cranked Anvil regularly will know that we've been running our 1500 word short story competition for about 18 months now. With rolling submissions open quarterly throughout the year, the competition has grown from strength to strength, and we love reading all the short stories we receive. (Our next shortlist and three … Continue reading Our new FLASH FICTION competition is now open for submissions

Short story competition – ‘4 stories for the fee of only 3’ offer continues!

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!

Short story competition – enter 4 stories for the fee of only 3

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

£255 prize money to be won in our latest writing competition

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