About / Writing Credits


Hello everyone.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoy the stories and poetry posted here. Most of the works are now new after having given the site a seven-year makeover.

As for me, what can I say? I live to write and write to live. The best of both worlds. I write far too much and hoard most of what I do, hence here. My website is a little place to highlight, and hopefully have people enjoy, the ones that got away.

I am the English author of The Eternals dark fantasy series – (Please see more about my Novels on their own page).. I have featured in Expanded Field Journal, Love Letters To Poe, After The Pause, and feel privileged to have appeared in many more.

When not writing, I love reading, running, all sports, and walking through beautiful scenery. If I lived in view of a mountain with a stream running through the bottom of my garden, I’d never resurface. I have the world’s worse memory and have caffeine-laced blood.

I have two sayings: 1. I’d rather be a happy pauper than a wealthy zombie. 2. Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You can be.

Thanks for reading this and I hope you enjoy the poetry and prose on the site.

PS: You’re supposed to write these in third person, and professionally I would, but when dealing with friends, that’s far too impersonal. 

Yours Sincerely


Richard M. Ankers

Please feel free to find me on or in:

Twitter: @Richard_Ankers

Goodreads Author Page: Richard M. Ankers

Amazon Author Page: Richard M. Ankers

Contact me@   richard@richardankers.com


Writing Credits


Britannia Unleashed: Published by Next Chapter (LATEST RELEASE!)

The Eternals: Book 1 In The Eternals Series: Published by Next Chapter

Hunter Hunted: Book 2 In The Eternals Series: Published by Next Chapter

Into Eternity: Book 3 In The Eternals Series: Published by Next Chapter


The Snow Lily (UPDATE for those kind souls who have asked: On hold for rewrite): Authonomy.com by HarperCollins – Gold Medal Winner


Short Fiction

Fast Flesh Literary Journal: The Scallop Opens

Poetry as Promised: Like Milk

White Enso (kaidankai): Late One Summer (Also in Audio)

DarkWinter Literary Magazine: Staring at a World Gone By

Compass Rose: The Lost and the Dreamers

The Violet Hour: Louvred

Dream Noir: And. . .

Noctivagant Press: To Indigo Lost

Suburban Witchcraft Issue 3: Of Watching Mercury Flowers Bloom

Verum Literary Press: The Lighthouse Moon

Flora Fiction Literary Magazine: Unconventional Rita and the Water Fountain

Paragraph Planet: The Visitor

MasticadoresIndia: Ghosting

DarkWinter Literary Magazine: The Butterfly Heart Paradox

Filter Coffee Zine: Truths Told

Madhouse Books: Irregular Constructions (The Clockwork Chronicles Anthology)

Lothlorien Poetry Journal: Moonscapes and Melancholy

Lothlorien Poetry Journal: The Endless Night

Noctivagant Press (Issue 3): Cooler than the Sun

Typeslash Review: The Gossamer Curtain

White Enso (kaidankai): This Dust Between Us (Also in Audio)

Noctivagant Press (Issue 2): The Night Rain

Expanded Field Journal: Featherless

Noctivagant Press (Issue 1): Ancient in Ultramarine

After the Pause: The Taken Hand

Love Letters To Poe: The Human in Me (Also in Audio)

Distant Shore Publishing: Is This Leningrad?

Black Poppy Review: The Watched

The Dawntreader: Oaken Yearnings

Bunbury Magazine: The Longest Fall

Once Upon A Broken Dream: Creativia Anthology: Sapphire Heartbreaks

Phantaxis Issue 1: In Glass

DailyScienceFiction.comAndroid One 

The Fable OnlinePhoenix Burned 

Specklit.comCold Freedoms / Racing the Dead / Mermaid’s Tears

Devolution ZNocturne

Nonlocal Science Fiction Issue 4Filtered Blue

Third Flatiron Publishing ‘The Time it Happened’ anthology: Armada Of Snow

Leap Books ‘Fright Before Christmas’ anthology: Clockwork Christmas

Litbreak.comPrimal Actions / Lost Lights / Glass Spiders

The New Accelerator Issue 4,  iTunes digital magazine: Iced Hearts At World’s End

The Tophat Raven issue 2 (issuu.com): Hope

Quaterreads.com (now defunct) : Hush, Little Darlin’ / In The Arms Of A Dream / Spectral Nazis & The Empress Of Steam / Washed Away


Published to Spillwords.com

The Dying Time

This Frost Upon Me

The Last


Published to Gobblers and Masticadores

And Though


The Boom Bangers

The Melancholy Divide

Patterned in Ebony

Of Loss and its Challenges

This Extraordinary Divide

Sleeping with the Lies

The Silent Raven Calls



Livina Press: With Gina Maria Manchego – Through Rain and Storm and Sea (April 2023)

Impspired: With Gina Maria Manchego – The Winter Lily

Lothlorien Poetry Journal: With Gina Maria Manchego – Other Autumns



Poetry as Promised Issue 3: The Frosting

Suburban Witchcraft Issue 4: The Pain and The Calm

Ephemeral Elegies: Crumbling

Molecule: Ice Sheets

fēlan Issue 1: The Heat (poem) Not Quite

fēlan Issue 2: Nightly

fēlan Issue 3: Beautiful (poem) Smile 

fēlan Issue 4: Wetted (poem) Melancholy Moon

fēlan Issue 5: NO! (poem) & Guest Judge

fēlan issue 10: Ignition

The Tophat Raven issue 1: Lacrimosa (poem)/ My Angel (poem)/ Lost Gulls (haiku)


Thank you for reading


Richard M. Ankers


560 thoughts on “About / Writing Credits

  1. How has it taken me this long to find you here?! I’m so glad you’ve committed yourself to writing this way, my friend. Retail murdered me, also, and now I commit myself full time to writing and being the best mom I can be. Authonomy was an enormous help to us both, it seems!

    Thank you for always having supported Running Home, and for following http://www.deadlyeverafter.com! So glad to see you again!

    –Julie Hutchings

  2. Your writing is lovely. I am happy you stopped by my blog – thank you. If you hadn’t, I may never have found you and that would have been thing. But that was not the case, I have found you now and that is a good thing. 🙂

  3. Richard I think the last message I left you a message, I prematurely thanked you for following me! I am embarrassed then I discovered I was having problems getting onto wordpress, an ISPN problem for some UK members. So now I apologize for being premature and then I want to say thank you for following me now! I just hope I can post this message!

  4. Hi, thank you for the follow! My blog is bilingual, so be patient when I’ll get notices about some Italian poems… I try to keep the posting balanced.

      1. hehehe you are quite funny. I literally laughed out loud when I read that 🙂

        It’s pretty easy, I swear. You can just copy and paste my post and then make edits as you want on your own post. I have faith that you can get it worked out.

  5. Hi Richard
    I have been following your blog lately(less than 2 months I think)…I am a kind of person who likes or comments only if I really loved it(though am not an expert,it has been my habit)….I like all of your works(from the day I followed)…Your poems are simple but powerful…beautifully penned…Almost addicted to this blog…
    Cheers 🙂

    1. Thanks, Patty, I’m really grateful. I’ve just looked at them on your page WOW!
      I’ll maybe just take two as I’m not sure I deserve as many you. Thanks again and I’ll make sure you get a great mention.

  6. Hi Richard,

    Thanks for following my blog. Your life is truly inspiring. Following your dream is the right way of living a fulfilling life. Kudos to you for finding the courage to do so.

    Keep writing & stay connected!!

  7. You have got a beautiful blog running here. Your vision and thoughts are indeed a revelation. Great work. Keep blogging. I will definitely hang around here a lot savouring the perfect cocktail you offer here.

  8. Pour awesomeness…Great to meet you…lovely blog you have. I just tagged you on one of my blog posts about SHADOWS… Nice to be passing by. Oh yea, My name is Richardo…Just Richard with an O, in which is your name. 🙂

  9. Hi Richard, lovely introduction.
    It takes lots of courage for people to move out of their comfort zone and do what they love to do most. Your story is truly inspiring.
    All the best.
    Nadine ( soulofagypsy.me )

  10. Thanks for stopping by and liking my About. I wish I could do as you have and devote myself to my writing full time. I look forward to reading some of yours. Have a wondrous day.

  11. Your poetry is mind blowing… saw your comment to Skye and when you mentioned poetry I had to come and look… love what I see so I’ll stick around and see if I can learn something from you, always wanted to write poetry… so don’t look back I’m looking over your shoulder…

  12. Your a man with courage, I like that. Read one of your poems, just one word..beautiful.
    I don´t know why, since I don´t and can´t write poetry but I love to read it. I think your the 6 poet I´m following. I am learning something, like what is a Haiku and the work you have to put on to making it.
    Stay Frosty.

  13. Hello Richard, thanks so much for finding my author blog on WP and for taking the time to like me there. I followed you back here and firstly, what a fab photo – did you take it? I love photography and indulge whenever I can. Secondly, I want to wish you all the very best with your writing and your novel. Hard life but worth it and I really love it too….I wish you lots of success with Snow Lily and with everything else you do. Lovely to meet you here. 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Jane, you too. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I could, and do, write all day and never get bored.
      The picture was taken by my wife when we were in Norway. It is a place pronounced ‘shy’ but not spelled like that. I like the picture and it’s appropriate for me LOL
      I look forward to reading more of your work.

  14. I love your wife’s photo. It is wonderful. I am pleased you are happy writing. I worked in the Music industry for 40 odd years and always wanted to write….I am happiest writing too…even if no-one ever reads it I don’t mind. Though, of course if they do I am overjoyed. I look forward to coming back and reading more and seeing more wonderful photos. Talented family! 🙂

  15. Richard,
    I understand this, I followed my dream all the way to Russia. Stumbled across your blog looking for articles to accompany my own. I will be back to explore more. Thanks.

  16. How inspirational! Well done for making the choice to write and write for the right reasons. Your courage is definitely inspiring. I’m looking forward to reading through your blog!

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