Stations the Musical – Brunel Museum Launch

Just briefly, the launch of Stations at the Brunel Museum was huge fun, here’s a snippet of the song we started with to keep you going until I’ve edited the video/ audio, for that, and the readings at Deptford Lounge and Canvas & Cream from last week.


Happy Birthday Overground

The London Overground is 5 today. Celebrate by ordering your copy of Stations. Inspired by that very line, 24 stories set in the communities served by the Overground. Quirky, fun, celebratory.

Stations Authors take over the Overground

It’s always fun to get together with the authors, and yesterday we rode up and down the Overground, reading snippets from Stations. The plan was to all get on the same train, heading for Crystal Palace, but that didn’t quite work. We sorted it out in the end, and here’s a video!

Stations Authors Jacqueline Downs & Michael Trimmer talk about inspirations

The Train Now Leaving

A final opportunity for enthusiastic overground-tube riding writers to show their joy in the wonders of east and south London. Sharpen your quills, pump your fountain pens, power up your laptops and get writing, you have until midnight on the 13th May 2012 to deliver a story of around 2500 words centred on one of the following stations Anerley,  Hoxton, Honor Oak Park, Norwood Junction, Penge West, and Shoreditch High Street.

Crystal Palace Mist copyright cherry potts 2012

We have an entertaining mix of  ghosts, music students, worried mothers, property developers, alien abductees and private investigators so far showing the surprising mix of what Londoners get up to, and how the transport infrastructure impacts their lives, or afterlives.

Please contact me to let me know if you are planning to submit, and for which station.

© Cherry Potts 2012

Submissions for Stations

Arachne Press is currently looking for submissions for our second planned book.

Stations ( better title no doubt will surface)  will be an anthology of stories inspired by the stations on the South and East section of the London Overground (the old East London Line and its extensions).  Any genre except erotica.

We have made a good start with stations between Brockley and Whitechapel well covered, but if anyone would like to contribute anything south of Brockley from Crystal Palace/ West Croydon or north of Whitechapel to Highbury & Islington, we’d be very pleased to hear from you.

Word limit 2500, deadline midnight 31st March 2012.

The story doesn’t have to be set ON the Overground station in question, but must make reference to it somehow. It would be a plus if you have some personal connection to the station in question!

Stories should preferably not have been published previously, initial enquiries via our contact page.