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Help Arachne Press to create a regular live literature event, four books of short stories and poetry, and a book tour
Help Arachne Press to create a regular live literature event, four books of short stories and poetry, and a book tour
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    Our undying appreciation

    A warm glow of satisfaction that you helped us, a thank you email from us!

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    Arachne Badge

    Arachne badge: we produce a limited run of badges for each of our books. they are 25mm across. We have at least 10 of each design left. They are hand cut so designs vary slightly. Take a look in the gallery and we'll do our best to send you what you ask for.

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    SolShorts Shortest Day Poster

    We have a few posters left over from this year's festival A3, heavy paper, black and orange/white. UK only as awkward to post!

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    Foraging

    Copy of Joy Howard's forthcoming poetry collection, poems of nature, human nature, love, loss and humour

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    back list Short Story Anthologies

    One of Arachne Press' short story anthologies - you can tell us which you would like.
    London Lies (stories set in London), Lovers' Lies (stories for romantic cynics), Weird Lies (Fantasy & SciFi - winner of the Sabotage2014 award for best anthology), Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time (the winning stories from our Solstice Shorts Competition, plus stories from judges, Imogen Robertson, Robert Searman, Alison Moore & Anita Sethi).

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    With Paper for Feet

    A copy of forthcoming poetry collection by Jennifer A McGowan- myth magic and folklore taken in unexpected directions and given new voice

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    Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed

    A copy of Liam Hogan's forthcoming fantasy short story collection 'Deliciously Twisted' tales of the unexpected.

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    other books

    One of our other books: Devilskein & Dearlove* by Alex Smith (YA fantasy nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2015)
    or Mosaic of Air, Short stories by Cherry Potts
    or our best selling anthology: Stations - Short Stories inspired by the Overground Line.
    *We can't send D&D to South Africa because it is published there by a different company.

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    Father Tongues CD

    New CD from Zachary Gvirtzman, our main muical collaborator on the Solstice Shorts Festival

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    Ticket to Ride CD

    CD from Vocal Chords Choir, our regular collaborators on Solstice Shorts

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    SIGNED Devilskein & Dearlove

    Devilskein & Dearlove, with bookplate SIGNED by Alex Smith.
    Sorry, We can't ship to South Africa as D&D is published by someone else there.

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    An Epic Fantasy

    Copy of Cherry Potts' mammoth fantasy epic, 'The Dowry Blade'. UK only, it's a big book!

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    Liberty Tales or SDLN- SIGNED

    A copy of either Liberty Tales or Shortest Day, Longest Night, (you choose!) signed by as many of the authors as I happen to see between now and the end of the tour(s)

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    With Paper for Feet

    A SIGNED copy of forthcoming poetry collection by Jennifer A McGowan- myth magic and folklore taken in unexpected directions and given new voice

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    Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed

    A SIGNED copy of Liam Hogan's forthcoming fantasy short story collection 'Deliciously Twisted' tales of the unexpected.

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    Signed Epic Fantasy

    signed copy of Cherry Potts' fantasy epic 'The Dowry Blade'. UK only, it's a big book

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    Outcome book

    A copy of our photographic portrait book, Outcome, by Tom Dingley. 80 LGBT portraits. UK only, it's a heavy book.

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    SIGNED Outcome book

    A SIGNED copy of our photographic portrait book, Outcome, by Tom Dingley. 80 LGBT portraits.signed by many of the subjects at the launch Only One Copy!! UK only, it's a heavy book.

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    Fiction Critique from Katy Darby

    Katy Darby is co-editor of our Three 'Lies' books and runs Live Lit event Liars' League. She will give you a professional critique of your fiction at £50 for 5000 words - (Electronic delivery ONLY, please don't send paper) so if you want her to critique something longer, pledge more times! OPTION: personal face-to-face critique (30 min) in London for an extra £25 as an add on- you can pledge more than the £50 through the site, just let us know that's what you want.

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    Kevin Threlfall print

    One of three unique prints on canvas by our cover artist (Weird Lies, With Paper for Feet) Kevin Threlfall, printed especially for us. 60x40cm. UK only as postage costs would be prohibitive elsewhere. If you are outside the UK and really really keen get in touch and we'll work something out!

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    Invitation to a launch

    Invitation to the launch of our next books: With Paper for Feet and Foraging, Keats House Nightingale Room London 23rd February

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    Arachne Friend

    Become a friend of Arachne: you get:
    a special 'friend' badge, automatic invitation to all book launches, your name in the thank you list in the next book we publish (Happy ending NOT Guaranteed, April) after you join (unless you wish to be anonymous) and one free copy of that book. (Obviously if you arent in the UK, the launch invitation is of limited value, but you can nominate someone else to receive your invitation if you like)

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    Have your writing edited by us

    have your short story or 1st chapter of your novel professionally edited and critiqued by Arachne Press editor, Cherry Potts. Maximum 5000 words, sent electronically only.

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    Artist book/badge making workshop

    A practical 2-3 hour workshop delivered in your home by Poet/artist Jeremy Dixon (Liberty Tales & The Other Side of Sleep). You will learn to make: a one sheet book; a zig-zag book; a pamphlet-stitch book; and a stab-stitch book; plus your own 25mm pin-backed badges using found images or designing your own. All materials will be provided and Jeremy can run the workshop for up to six people at a time, so invite your friends and family along to share a fun and enjoyable experience.
    Available weekends to kitchen tables within easy reach of Cardiff and the M4 corridor (as far as London)!

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