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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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Flash of the Month

Thanks for your entries to the first Flash Of The Month competition. We really enjoyed reading your words about citizenship, identity and belonging. Keep them coming! Congratulations to this month’s winner, Chris Drew. His story was the judges’ unanimous choice, in part because of the scope of the story – so much is conveyed in […]

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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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