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. Thank you for being across my blog. Good to read your bio, that is how I am starting to feel about writing too, I only want to be left alone to take photographs and write about them! Really struggling with my day job! 🙂

  2. Sir Richard
    Just wanted to say hello and hope you are well.
    Your poetry has been stellar as usual.
    Making me howl (((awhoooo)))

  3. It is wonderful to read about someone who is able to overcome his shyness and boldly show the world he has so much to offer. I look forward to checking your book and best of luck on your trilogy. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I am truly honoured.

  4. Hi Richard, I can’t see any comment sections any more on your posts? I was worried something happened? I hope you’re fine. Your poem are wonderful/ Hugs Lotta

      1. I’m the worrying kind…and your poems are always so strong, so I actually started to worry and was about to ask Charly if you were ok. Then I found a place to reach you.

        Well, Richard Ankers is doing well…puh, check on my “worry list” 🙂
        Iäm glad!
        Have a great evening! And thanks for answering me.

  5. Hi Richard!!
    Wow! I admire you for the courage to go after your dreams! Not many people have the courage to do so! Wonderful! I’m happy that you risked eveything just to live your dream! 🙂
    I accidently stumpled upon your blog and I’m glad I did. So far I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read, so beware – I’ll be back! 😉
    Best wishes,

  6. Lovely to have caught you in between running and writing Richard.. And thank you for following Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, its only now I have some time to catch up with new subscribers.. You have a wonderful way with words and lovely blog.. .
    May you continue to be inspired as you run, and I hope to read many more of your words to come..

  7. Thank you for following my blog Richard. I read through some of your poems and liked what I read. It’s not often I read something that moves me or something I find similar to my own style. I will be following you back. I look forward to reading your work!

  8. Hi Richard – I appreciate your follow. I’ve been reading through some of your poems and have enjoyed what I’ve read. I hope to visit again to explore some more.

  9. Hi Richard, I have nominated you for The Premio Dardos Award! I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe.

  10. Love your story of how you came to write full time! I have a very similar story, so I say huzzah to you pursuing your dreams! It is no easy task to uproot everything and chase after the unknown. But it looks like you are absolutely doing what you were born to do, and that’s amazing. Great “About” section; I enjoyed learning about your story. Keep up the wonderful writing. I look forward to reading more of your work in the near future. In the meantime, happy writing. 🙂

  11. Thank you for following my blog and liking my work. It really is very much appreciated. I loved your writing and mostly your intro… Doing what we love the most is what success is all about.. I’m talking about the success of inner happiness 🙂 Looking forward to read more of your lovely work 🙂

  12. I got very misty-eyed reading this, may have forgotten details–we have that wonky (?) memory thing in common, as I recall. Hope you’re doing well, enjoying good health and success, Raven Prince.

    1. I was doing well but today I feel like someone has shoved a dagger in my left eye.
      I hope you are all and that the novel is coming along nicely.
      PS. I think it’s about time you started another blog to keep me on my toes.

      1. You’re hilarious–unfinished novel and memoir still locked in turret, but I took the ankle chain off briefly to visit you. Ever so sorry about the dagger, poet-pal–I’ve had full-surround headache for days, sort of a helmet effect, so I’m both sympathetic and empathizing. Prayers on the way for your relief. Jorios coming up, if you’re interested….no obligation.

  13. So happy to have found your site. I believe everything happens as it is meant to. Call it what you will. So here I am with tears in my eyes from reading your About page -about you quitting you job because you realized you could not be happy unless writing. That is me, as well. I am coming into my true nature and trying to allow my dream(s) to come true. I tend to stop myself short. Still not totally believing I am deserving of this life I want….the writer’s life. Still trying to find support from others who live this life. So I have landed at the foot of your mountain as I begin to connect with those on the same path down by that sweet trickling stream with pen and paper in hand. The dreamers, the lovers, the creators connecting through cyberspace, a world far removed from nature, yet a vehicle in which to bring the like minded together…
    Thanks for sharing your poetry, prose, and your journey.

  14. Hello Richard !
    It is great to know more about you through your writings. You do have something new to share with all of us every time.
    Also, I love the fact that you appreciate my writings too and also many other bloggers, for most of the time. It is very generous of you.
    And I am always happy to see you on InkMode.
    Do stop by at my blog to leave your feedback whenever you get time.
    Thanks a ton !

  15. It took me time to read the about
    Impressively talented 🙂 am glad you write
    each day!! is even better
    All the best in the days to come
    thank you for allowing me to comment 🙂
    God Bless !!

  16. Hello Richard! I’m so glad and grateful that you’re always checking my literary works out. It inspires me. Thank you so much! I’m lucky to be around such talented writers such as yourself, xx.

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! And yours, by the way, is very lovely from the fog surrounding the green mountain to your words of a new world for you. Congrats!

  18. Love the poems I have read so far and congratulations on your achievements, only few are really able to follow their passion. Looking forward to catch up with all of your poems slowly. I am still working on my writing skills and after reading your poem, I am even more determined to improve and get to where I want one day. Stay connected and keep up the great work.

  19. Oh my, oh my, oh my! Here we have an humble celebrity! I just read the about page and how stupidly I was rambling 😳😁. Science fiction and Gothic themes and vampires ❤, wow, wow, wow! It must be so adventurous to be a writer… I well…my eyes are shining with that ‘I-am-honoured-to-meet-you-sir, it’s-a-once-in-a-lifetime-sort-of-thing’ look. Seems I got lucky, yay! (although I respected you as much without knowing your credentials, but it feels great!). Thanks once again, I got more than I deserve because of you. 😁
    Good luck, best wishes and regards.

      1. No, no, writers are never ‘just’ another. Each one is so special in some way, and currently you’re one of my favourites 😉 along with Erich von Däniken (his theory might be a little crazy but it’s intriguing and I like his courage to think of unique possibilities) and even Oscar Wilde and H.G. Wells. Oh I even like John Keats, Jerome K. Jerome and Pearl S. Buck. There are plenty of blog writers I love. And about poetry, well, I like poems by almost anybody with flair! I haven’t read too much but I know there are plenty of awesome writers and poets. There is much I can learn from your down-to-earth ways. 😏 You’re not trying anymore, you’re a hit already! 👏 Hmm.. Although your work has already surpassed our expectations, probably you expect from yourself to do even better, genius! I always love reading everything you write. There’s not one piece that I can say is mediocre sort or even just good or okay, all are masterpieces! Sometimes I feel frustrated – why can’t I hit ‘like’ a thousand times!? Oh, Mr. Famous and Fabulous might not have the time to read so much :p
        Take care, best wishes and regards. 😀

  20. Hi Richard, just wanted to say I really enjoy your blog and I love how you’re inspiring people to follow their dreams. A big thank you. 🙂

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