Arachne Press is a small, independent publisher of award-winning short fiction, award winning poetry and (very) select non-fiction, for adults and children. Our first ever YA title was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and our most recent, Zed and the Cormorants by Clare Owen won the 2022 Holyer An Gof YA award, and the Ann Trevenen Jenkin cup for authorship of a book for Children or Young Adults!
In the Press:
“This intriguing, experimental novella held my interest throughout.” – Getting by in Tligolian and author Roppotucha Greenberg in The Irish Examiner
Read an interview with Menopause Editors Cherry & Catherine on Poem by Poem
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Arachne Press is committed to showcasing talented writing, and treating writers as they would wish to be treated, which includes our approach to inclusive publishing (and events), with BSL interpretation and translation; working with Welsh language poets, moving into Audiobooks, and actively seeking out as wide a range of authors and poets as possible.
Help us fund our BSL translation project, providing ALL the material in our Deaf anthology, What Meets the Eye, as BSL videos.
We insist on paying our authors for their work, including, when we have funding, a licence for performance. We are also obsessed with making sure that our books look gorgeous, and our designers and artists get proper credit. We print in the UK, on wood-free paper, and try to limit the impact of our books on the environment
We keep fiction (poetry, non-fiction) live, through readings, festivals, workshops and all things to do with writing. (Although this has been strictly online recently, we are gradually get back out in the field). We have even hosted art exhibitions that relate to our books, and we often have live music at our events too.