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
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
It's been about a year in the planning and production, but now our first ever print anthology is almost here! Featuring prize-winning stories from the first year (and a bit) of our short story competition - plus many of the fantastic short-listed entries too - the book is over 170 pages of brilliant fiction. It … Continue reading Our first print anthology is almost here!
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
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
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…