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. Hi Richard,

    I ‘followed’ you from the Lantern and am glad to have done so -:)! It is wonderful to read that there are those of us who pluck the courage to follow true passion!

    All the best,
    Daniela (of the Lantern Post)

  2. You’ve got yourself a new follower 😀 I love reading poems, so I’ll definitely be reading yours!

  3. Good Day Sir Richard, hope you are well.
    Been roaming your woods and been having a grand time.
    Question for you if you would indulge…the mountain pic with water on your blog. It looks familiar, very similar to my home in BC Canada. May I ask where this is?
    Lookking forward to reading more of your spirit.
    Cheers and Howls

      1. my fav trail is in a place called Belcarra along the Indian Arm in BC. I have a photo that is near exact to yours. Very beautiful. Cheers

  4. Your words are beautiful. I usually only read your poetry but have just come across your writing section on the blog and am in awe – your writing here is even more beautiful when you have less structure. I hope that one day I too have the courage to quit my job and do what i love like you! best of luck

  5. Richard, I am so glad to have found your blog. Your poems are wonderful. I am sure that you will find a publisher for your novels if they are as rich and deep as your poetry certainly is.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

      1. England. And it wasn’t a hard choice. Money doesn’t do much for me and the job was killing me.
        I just love to write and people say I’m not as bad as I thought I was 🙂

      2. poems are too good!! bingo!!! 😀 !!!! just saw you wrote a book – need to grab a copy Would do that this month itself :D!! I hope it available in India!!!

  6. Congrats, Richard, on winning the Authonomy award! I recall when we “met” on Authonomy way back when. I am glad to see that you are still at it, have dedicated your time to writing, and are encouraging others as you did even then! I apologize for not returning to Authonomy and I still have that email somewhere where you encouraged me to come back! Well, as it turns out, that novel I had up, The Hand of Refuge, is available for purchase on the publisher’s website and will be in stores on May 27. Now, I am working on a sequel to it, as well as returning to my old fantasy series with some various tweeks! I wish you the best! Perhaps now, I can return to Authonomy. Not as a writer wanting to get published, but as an author helping others achieve their dreams.


    1. Hi, Anthony, great to see you. Yes, I got my award, but it took that long in review that I wrote two new books whilst waiting (LOL) the first is out trying for a publisher. I got very disillusioned with Authonomy, good books got overlooked for rubbish and I’ve barely been on in a year.
      I’m delighted for you. That’s fantastic news about your book and you’re obviously enjoying writing the second. I think that’s all that matters really.
      I hope life is treating you well stateside and you weren’t bothered too much by that terrible weather.
      Hope to see you around here,

      1. Hey, many times I thought I’ve followed blogs, only to find out I didn’t. I blame WP…LOL 😀

    1. Thank you very much that’s very kind of you. I can’t help but feel Morgan’s making me sound better than I am, but I’m very grateful to her, and yourself for the follow.

  7. Hello, Richard!
    I’m sincerely grateful that you’re following my blog. Not only does it give me a chance to read your artfully crafted writing, but it warms my heart to find that someone with such immense talent actually finds me worthy of following! I’m glad that you resigned from your job to live your passion. I hope to do that someday, as I believe that if we’re not embracing our creativity daily, then we’re not really living. You’re an inspiration!

    1. The pleasure’s all mine, but thank you for your kind words.
      Leaving work to write was the only option I had in my own mind, so I never think of it as being inspirational, but you are absolutely right with your reasoning.
      All the very best, and never think of your own writing as anything less than a joy for others to read.

    1. Thanks, Eric, I appreciate the thought but I’ve already been asked and declined. Not quite my thing. It’s probably for the best that my mind is kept from the public LOL
      Thanks again 🙂

  8. Richard, thank you for the visit and genuine compliment. I enjoyed reading your website. You have a good variety of work. I look forward to your future posts.

  9. Me Again, Richard 🙂 I was recently asked to participate in a blog tour and thought you might enjoy participating as well. (it’s about the writing process and current projects). There are only four questions, which you will find on my blog post, if you would like to take part. 🙂

      1. LOL. It can be a challenge. There were many days I wanted to toss my laptop, but I can’t live without it. I don’t know what I’ve become. 🙂

  10. I always find something wonderful to read on your page.Thank-you for sharing them with me 🙂 Blessigs, Adam

      1. I’ve been on long train journeys home, and sat with my phone reading your verse. 🙂 Thank you

  11. Catching up with reading your posts but it seems for some reason I cannot comment on any of them. Have you shut off comments on your newer posts for some reason?

      1. I didn’t I swear. But I just came in to your new one and it has my face looking back at me, saying I’ve pressed like, which I was about to, but it’s done it for me. 😒 I understand about the comments, sometimes it’s nice to have the break.

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