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GOOD LUCK to everyone who's entered the Sunday Times Short Story Award this year! If you haven't, then you still have time before the 6PM deadline today!

Celebrating it's 10th year and established by our own Word Factory extraordinaire Cathy Galvin, this really is an award worth entering, so go for it!

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GOOD LUCK to everyone whos entered the Sunday Times Short Story Award this year! If you havent, then you still have time before the 6PM deadline today!

Celebrating its 10th year and established by our own Word Factory extraordinaire Cathy Galvin, this really is an award worth entering, so go for it!

https://bit.ly/2GkAHXZ

 

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Balls. I forgot to enter.

Thanks for the reminder!

It's great to have it there thanks to you Cathy Galvin. Wish I had an appropriate story. 😔

4 days ago

Word Factory

What better way to spend a Saturday night than listening to a bevy of talented writers?

We still have some tickets left for the launch of 'High Spirits' at Waterstones Piccadilly this weekend, so do join us for long drinks and short fiction with Judith Allnatt, Laurie Cusack, Jane Feaver, Cathy Galvin and more. bit.ly/2q3T5cr

Word Factory friend and flash fiction wonder woman Jane Roberts is also reading: you can find some of her 'visual verses' here! bit.ly/2E7PTEL

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What better way to spend a Saturday night than listening to a bevy of talented writers?

We still have some tickets left for the launch of High Spirits at Waterstones Piccadilly this weekend, so do join us for long drinks and short fiction with Judith Allnatt, Laurie Cusack, Jane Feaver, Cathy Galvin and more. https://bit.ly/2q3T5cr

Word Factory friend and flash fiction wonder woman Jane Roberts is also reading: you can find some of her visual verses here! https://bit.ly/2E7PTEL

Valley Press

5 days ago

Word Factory

One of our future masterclass hosts Preti Taneja made a wonderful appearance on BBC Radio 3 talking about her writing and musical influences. Listen to the episode here: bbc.in/2E2Jzhy

Preti's debut novel 'We That Are Young', published by Galley Beggar Press, won The Desmond Elliott Prize last year and is a modern-day reimagining of King Lear set in India.

Preti will be leading a workshop on 'Finding your Voice' in May, details here! bit.ly/2MY4ncW
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One of our future masterclass hosts Preti Taneja made a wonderful appearance on BBC Radio 3 talking about her writing and musical influences. Listen to the episode here: https://bbc.in/2E2Jzhy

Pretis debut novel We That Are Young, published by Galley Beggar Press, won The Desmond Elliott Prize last year and is a modern-day reimagining of King Lear set in India. 

Preti will be leading a workshop on Finding your Voice in May, details here! https://bit.ly/2MY4ncW

Thinking of Applying for our Apprentice Award?

Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Paul McVeigh


If you’re thinking of applying for the Word Factory Apprentice Award this year you should read this interview with Will Mackie…

Will is Senior Programme Manager (Writing, Awards, and Libraries) at New Writing North. He project manages the Northern Writers’ Awards, the talent-development programme for writers in Northern England, and is the main contact for libraries, publishers and authors involved in Read Regional. He also manages New Writing North¹s portfolio of prizes including the Gordon Burn Prize, and works with higher educational institutions to deliver module content on undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. He previously worked in publishing as a fiction and poetry editor, and was Head of Writer Development at the charity Scottish Book Trust There is more…

Avani Shah Discusses Her Apprentice Award

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Paul McVeigh

 

At the beginning of 2017 writing had been forced to the back of my mind. I was a few months out of my Masters and struggling to stay afloat. My MA at UEA had been a wonderful experience and watching how my friends came at their own work (some of the best fiction I have ever read) changed the way I approached the discipline completely.  Finishing the course felt like waking up. There is more…

Lift a Glass to the Apprentice Award

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by Eloise Wales

By Cathy Galvin

Cathy GalvinIt’s time to prepare: choosing the winners of the Word Factory Apprentice Award is joyous. I love (almost) every part of the process, which feels a little like wrapping a great gift and then waiting to watch someone open and receive it: the gift being a year’s free mentorship to a group of emerging short story writers and becoming a part of the Word Factory team.

Time and time again, our award winners reward that faith in their work with their own generosity and success. What’s not to like? There is more…

11/18: News & Opportunities Round-up

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Eloise Wales

Compiled by Content Manager Eloise Wales from Associate Director Paul McVeigh’s blog. A monthly listing you can’t afford to miss. See the links below.

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