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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 November” – News and Opportunities

There is officially too much going on. Call it FOMO, call it Tsundoku, but the world brings us so many brilliant ideas that we can get a touch overwhelmed from time to time. So… for your delectation (and digestion), we have edited the short story multiverse down to a few really special things. Compiled by  […]

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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…