WordFactory Logo

Making Writers

Short Story Masterclasses

Salons & Events



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

Latest News

The Five Things I Learnt from Chris Power

Back in the peace and calm of 2019, Clare Howdle was selected as a Word Factory Apprentice, winning the  mentorship of short story supremo, Chris Power. As The Word Factory prepares itself for our 2021 Apprentice award, Clare shares with us some of what she learnt…   

Join the conversation…

Watch Listen Read

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…