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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: August 2017

Yet again, the standard of entries to our Flash of the Month competition was very high. This month, 2017 apprentice Melissa Fu joined Emily Devane and Divya Ghelani to select our winning story. We had a hard time choosing from all those wonderful takes on the theme of citizenship, identity and belonging.

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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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