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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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Jo Lloyd on Winning the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award

Jo Lloyd has won the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award for her piece The Invisible. She tells us about reading more than she writes, not counting words, and women writers who break the mould.

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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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