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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.

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WORD FACTORY APPRENTICE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT 2021/22

In association with the Northern Writer’s Awards/New Writing North and the Society of Authors JUDGES: Leone Ross, Paul McVeigh, Cathy Galvin and Will Mackie. DIVERSE TALENT SUPPORTED We are delighted to announce the winners of the Word Factory Apprentice Award 2021/22. Deborah Yewande Bankole and Amy Stewart were selected from hundreds of applicants for this […]

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