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Jo Lloyd on Winning the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award

Posted on October 10th, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

Jo Lloyd has won the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award for her piece The Invisible. She tells us about reading more than she writes, not counting words, and women writers who break the mould.

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OuLiPo Writing Techniques: For Rats Escaping the Labyrinth

Posted on October 7th, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

The OuLiPo were a French literary group founded in 1960 by poet Raymond Queneau and mathematician François Le Lionnais. They aimed to find a new literature through restrictions in the writing process. In the early years, Queneau defined the OuLiPians as “rats who build the labyrinth from which they plan to escape”.

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10/19: News & Opportunities Round-Up

Posted on October 1st, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

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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Join the Word Factory: Social Media Manager Opportunity

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

Here’s your chance to be part of a dynamic and exciting literary organisation, The Word Factory: “A national organisation supporting excellence in short fiction,” according to The Guardian.

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Clare Fisher on Letting Female Characters Misbehave

Posted on September 1st, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

Novelist and short story writer Clare Fisher has been longlisted for the 2019 Edgehill and Dylan Thomas Prizes for her debut collection How the Light Gets In. She tells the Word Factory about interrogating failure, female subjectivity, and why the topics she’s anxious to avoid are most interesting to write about.

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