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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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MEET THE GUILLEMOT FACTORY: WORD FACTORY’S NEW PUBLISHING PROJECT

Word Factory is delighted to announce the launch of a new short story illustrated pamphlet imprint in partnership with one of the UK’s most innovative independent publishers. The Guillemot Factory will publish four new limited edition pamphlets from Adam Marek, Carys Davies, David Constantine and Jessica Greengrass this year at a series of events throughout […]

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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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