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London’s Word Factory is the national organisation for short story excellence. Run by writers, not for profit but for passion. Word Factory is for everyone who loves stories, bringing brilliant writers and readers together for conversation and fun. Meet our authors, join our masterclasses and make use of our advice, news and information.

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Our monthly readings feature the best contemporary writers in an intimate and relaxed environment. Join us at these events, get involved and enjoy great story telling. Here’s a flavour of what’s on offer…

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Apprentice Award 2018

Word Factory is delighted to announce the launch of our renowned Apprentice Award 2018/19 – this year in collaboration with the Northern Writers’ Awards and New Writing North. Dedicated to supporting short story writers from every walk of life and to excellence in the short story form, we are seeking four emerging writers to be […]

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Our exclusive archive captures the imagination and wisdom of the world's leading short story writers, each film providing an invaluable resource for writers and readers alike.

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