Our October 2023 Anthology is aimed firmly at older women, lesbians and women from the global majority. Our theme is the menopause, and we want your stories, flash and poems that go waaay beyond the empty nest and feelings of sexual redundancy. Tell us something we don't know, go wild and magnificent...tell us about surgically induced menopause, unexpected benefits, the freedom of not bleeding... whatever genre you want (within our guidelines), but surprise us. Give us great titles to play with too - you might end up naming the whole anthology.
We are giving you a spectacularly long run in on this one, because we want it to be truly amazing and we are planning some writing workshops, run jointly by editors Cherry Potts and Catherine Pestano, to explore possible themes (as soon as the funding is in place). Keep an eye on our website arachnepress.com for news from around the end of May 2022.
*We do not publish Memoir or other forms of non-fiction.
*We do not publish, and do not want to read: erotica, horror, romance or anything that objectifies, or demeans, or encourages hatred of any group.