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Become a Word Factory Friend or Fellow 2018

Membership for 2018 is now open…

Enjoy priority booking and other exclusive offers.

“A national organisation supporting excellence in short fiction…”

The Guardian

Find literary inspiration with some of the world’s most accomplished authors at London’s friendliest and most collaborative group of writers. Our dynamic 2018 programme—salons, classes, special events, masterclasses, short story club and writing resources including submissions, news and videos—allows you to meet leading short story writers including Anne Enright, Paul McVeigh, Adam Marek, Jen Ashworth, Jessica Greengrass, Courttia Newland, David Constantine, KJ Orr, Carys Davies and Tom Lee.

We want you to become part of our inspiring and supportive writing community. As a member we offer you the opportunity to share work and for your writing to be nurtured. And you will be welcomed and looked after by Sophie Haydock and director Cathy Galvin.

By becoming a member, you are also helping the sustainability of the only organisation in the UK promoting and supporting excellence in the short story form—a unique not-for-profit literary company run by and for writers.

Here’s what some leading authors and members have to say about us:

Where else but the Word Factory could you guarantee a ticket to sit in a room with Neil Gaiman and hear about his writing practices? I believe we’ll look back on this as Short Fiction History in the making.

Tamsin Hopkins, a Word Factory Friend

Cathy Galvin has created a remarkable community of writers around the Word Factory. Events and workshops are always worthwhile, well-organised and inspiring.

A.L. Kennedy

I’ve been given a level of insight into great authors’ writing processes that has renewed my inspiration and energised my own writing. As a Fellow, there’s also the benefit of feedback on one of my short stories. That’s what I call an investment that pays dividends.

Penny MacLeod, a Word Factory Fellow

Two Membership Options

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  • Friend Annual Package
  • £50
  • Priority BookingFor all events
  • Discounted Masterclass EntrySave £10 per ticket
  • Discounted Salon EntrySave £5 per ticket
  • Free Video ArchiveAccess 145+ readings & conversations
  • Support The Word FactoryYour membership helps support our work
  • Make me a friend
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  • Fellow Annual Package
  • £300
  • Priority BookingFor all events
  • Discounted Masterclass EntrySave £10 per ticket
  • Discounted Salon EntrySave £5 per ticket
  • Free Video ArchiveAccess 145+ readings & conversations
  • Support The Word FactoryYour membership helps support our work
  • PLUS
  • 4 Free EventsFree masterclasses or salons
  • Bring Friend FreeTo all the salons you book
  • Story CritiqueFor one of your short stories
  • Make me a fellow

Please Note:

These offers cover events from February to the end of November 2018. If you join us later than the end of March 2018 prices are subject to change.