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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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Sophie Haydock strikes major publishing deal

We’re thrilled to announce that the Word Factory’s associate director Sophie Haydock’s debut novel ‘The Flames’ has been acquired by Doubleday. ‘The Flame’s’ explores the lives of four women who were”muses” to the artist Egon Schiele. Her novel “transports the reader to the fading glamour and glory of Vienna at the turn of the twentieth […]

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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…