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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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‘All Writing is Political’: Cathy Galvin Talks to Razz Magazine

The Word Factory founder Cathy Galvin is a woman with a lot to say. A journalist, author, editor, and co-creator of the Sunday Times Short Story Award, she’s recently published her third collection of poems ‘Walking The Coventry Ring Road With Lady Godiva.’ Don’t miss her interview in Razz Magazine on controversial writers, finding your […]

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