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Top Ten Independent Bookshops in Manchester and London

Posted on June 17th, 2019 by Cathy cathy@thewordfactory.tv

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, the Word Factory team have put together some of our favourite stores in Manchester and London. 

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Listings and Timings and Budgets, Oh My: How to Set Up a Literary Magazine

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Cathy cathy@thewordfactory.tv

Online or print? What to do about marketing? Where should your budget go? Poet and Sideways founder Richy Campbell shares his experience of setting up literary magazines.

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6/19: News & Opportunities Round Up

Posted on June 1st, 2019 by Cathy cathy@thewordfactory.tv

A monthly listing of news, writing resources, and submission opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Compiled by Digital Editor Dylan Brethour from Associate Director Paul McVeigh’s blog.

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Preti Taneja: A Convincing Voice Should Set Your Reader’s Mind On Fire

Posted on May 16th, 2019 by Cathy cathy@thewordfactory.tv

Preti Taneja is the recipient of the 2018 Desmond Elliot Prize for her debut novel We That Are Young. She shares her advice on shattering social conditioning to find your voice and the importance of eavesdropping.

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Ruby Cowling: Short Stories and Novels are as Different as the Violin and Tympani

Posted on May 16th, 2019 by Cathy cathy@thewordfactory.tv

Ruby Cowling has followed up awards from the Bridport Prize to the London Short Story Prize, with her debut collection This Paradise. We talk to her about what makes a great short story, how to edit your own work, and why ‘bad’ writing is where good writing starts.

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