#Arachne5 Anniversary Party UPDATE


We’ve decided to be INSIDE. No matter how lovely the day, it will be cold and dark by the time we finish! Manor House Library SE13 5SY 8th September 6.30-9.30 It’s the party of the half-decade!

Get your tickets, they are free and we won’t make you wear a coat!


Our 5th Anniversary celebrations approach

Arachne Press is Celebrating our 5th Anniversary

Come to the FREE Party

Tickets for the party: eventbrite

Friday 8th September 2017 6.30-9.30pm

Readings of Poetry & Stories from (almost definitely)

Carolyn Eden (aka Carrie Cohen), Liam Hogan, Cherry Potts, Katy Darby, Kate Foley, Jeremy Dixon plus others

and Live Music from
Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd
Summer All Year Long

Manor House Library
34 Old Road
SE13 5SY

in the Garden if fine, else Indoors
Refreshments Available for a Modest Donation
Books on Sale – special offers

Tickets for the party: eventbrite


We will be Touring a Retrospective Selection of Stories & Poems until December 2017

Starting at Archway With Words festival on 27th September at Archway Library.
If you would like to invite us to your bookshop, library, festival, live lit night, college, or school, get in touch

Special Offers on Books bought direct from our website (our first 5 titles at £5 each, plus other reductions)

Free Books available to Libraries (our first 5 titles available free to bona fide libraries – you just pay for delivery get in touch)

A three-year plan of new publications including new poetry collections from Jeremy Dixon, Kate Foley, Cathy Bryant

The remaining YA titles on the Brook Storyteller series from Ghillian Potts

A women only anthology in collaboration with Liars League to celebrate the anniversary of women getting the vote.

An anthology to commemorate the ending of WWI, provisionally entitled An Outbreak of Peace.


a Story Sessions anthology – stories and poems by people who have taken part in Story Sessions who we haven’t already published.

A 5 poet anthology – exact inclusions to be confirmed, but people we have only so far published in anthologies

A 5 author story anthology – exact inclusions to be confirmed, but people we have only so far published in anthologies

Plus others including novels, still in consideration.

The next 3 Solstice Shorts Festivals will be: Dusk 21st December 2017, Dawn 21st December 2018 and Time & Tide 21st December 2019 (this one will be all day as it falls at the weekend)


Of course, none of this (apart from the party and the tour) will happen unless we get some funding, or you lot buy an awful lot of books!  So you can guess what we will be up to for the next couple of months.


Meet the Authors – reminder


Throwing a party, it’s hell isn’t it? The cake comes out wonky, the guests don’t say if they are coming… So not withstanding wonky cake, we are partying tomorrow from 6.30-8.30 at Daunt books Hampstead to celebrate the publication of Lovers’ Lies, giving Arachne’s many friends and supporters (including one’s we haven’t met yet) a chance – we hope – to met a few authors, have a chat, eat wonky-cake, drink a glass of wine and buy a book. it’s a beautiful bookshop and we are a friendly crew, so it would be really nice to know that people are coming! Everyone welcome, but an indication of numbers would ease my sleepless nights. RSVP’s gratefully accepted.

Lovers’ Lies Meet the Authors

lovers lies fishWe are having an informal gathering of as many of the Lovers’ Lies authors as can make it at Daunt Books Hampstead 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB on Monday 18th February at 6.30 to 8.30pm. There will be a small glass of wine and nibbles, and possibly cake (depending on the energy levels in the kitchen at Arachne Towers).

We hope you will be able to join us to wet the baby’s head and chat with some of the authors. No readings this time, just a sociable get together.

Everyone welcome but please, RSVP via the contact page so we know how big the cake needs to be.