Become a Word Factory Friend or Fellow

Membership for 2019 is open…

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A national organisation supporting excellence in short fiction…

The Guardian

Find literary inspiration with renowned writers and a supportive community. Our dynamic 2019 programme — salons, classes, special events, news service, videos and short story club — allows you to work with leading authors including Paul McVeigh, Carys Davies, Tessa Hadley, Leone Ross, Chris Power, Tom Lee, K J Orr and Preti Taneja.

We want you to become part of our inspiring and supportive writing community. As a member we offer you the opportunity to share work and for your writing to be nurtured. And you will be welcomed and looked after by Sophie Haydock and director Cathy Galvin.

Our members are an inviting and highly talented company of writers, eager to share work and to learn. We organise several member only evenings throughout the year.

By becoming a member, you are also helping the sustainability of the only organisation in the UK promoting and supporting excellence in the short story form—a unique not-for-profit literary company run by and for writers.

This membership will run until the end of November 2019.

Here’s what some leading authors and members have to say about us:

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