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Word Factory creates literary excellence and long-term relationships supporting the next generation of short story writers. We are a team of writers with a track record in securing national reputation, publication and representation for those we work with.

“The national organisation supporting excellence in short fiction” – The Guardian

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The Busy Writer in October: News and Opportunities

Ah, autumn. The season of flash floods and terrible heat – or is that all seasons now? Anyway, here’s a picture of some pumpkins to orient yourselves, plus some excellent opportunities and ideas in October’s “Busy Writer”…

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Our salons and classes feature the best contemporary writers in an intimate and relaxed environment. Join us at these events, get involved and enjoy great storytelling. If you can’t attend, watch, listen and read some of our greatest moments…