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Become a Word Factory Friend or Fellow

Membership for 2017 is now open…

Enjoy priority booking and other exclusive offers.

Find literary inspiration with some of the world’s most accomplished authors at London’s friendliest literary salon. Our dynamic 2017 programme—salons, classes, special events and a short story reading club—features unmissable writers such as Alexei Sayle, Edna O’Brien, Nikesh Shukla, K.J. OrrKit De Waal and Kevin Barry.

We listen to our members and in response to their ideas, in 2017 we’ll be introducing our new mentoring scheme, writing retreat, member evenings and podcast service.

By becoming a member, you are also helping the sustainability of the only organisation in the UK promoting and supporting quality short story writing—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 2017. If you join us later than the end of March 2017 prices are subject to change.