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
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…
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As a literary agent, I love attending Word Factory events to meet like-minded people and writers at every stage of their careers in a relaxed setting.
Word Factory convenes good-sized, enthusiastic audiences for short stories in a relaxed, convivial setting that makes the events feel like an indulgence rather than a cultural duty.
Cathy Galvin has created a remarkable community of writers around the Word Factory. Events and workshops are always worthwhile, well-organised and inspiring.
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