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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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2018 Word Factory Apprentice Award Winners Announced

It is a tremendous honour to welcome a wonderful group of writers to the Word Factory family – the winners of the 2018 Word Factory Apprentice Award. Please say hello to Georgina Aboud, Sharon Telfer, Natalie Theodoridou and Farhana Khalique – and to specially commended writers Stephanie Scott and Emily Ford. I am particularly proud […]

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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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