Posted on 1st September 2015

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Celebrating the Winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015: Carys Davies

Every week for the last seven, we have celebrated one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, Carys Davies who won with her short story collection, The Redemption of Galen Pike. “Every story in this stunning collection is a gem and completely unlike what follows or precedes it. Davies’…

Posted on 2nd June 2015

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Spread The Word announce the second London Short Story Festival

London’s writer development agency Spread The Word have announced the second London Short Story Festival. The festival will include talks, workshops and master classes, Q&A’s and readings from some of the world’s finest short story authors including: Ben Okri, Kevin Barry, Laura van den Berg, Jon McGregor, Dame Marina Warner, Deborah Levy, Cynan Jones, Carys…

Posted on 12th August 2014

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Ten Contemporary British Short Story Writers

I love short stories; I think they’re a sorely underappreciated genre of fiction. So I’m going to recommend ten of my favourite current British short story writers. (This isn’t a ‘top ten’, by the way; I couldn’t – and wouldn’t want to – be that definitive. But I do heartily recommend the work of each of these writers.)

Posted on 10th April 2014

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Announcing the London Short Story Festival

London’s writer development agency Spread The Word have announced their inaugural London Short Story Festival to take place 20-22 June 2014.

Posted on 22nd July 2013

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Word Factory: New apprentice scheme

Word Factory is seeking two emerging short story writers to benefit from mentoring and an association with WF activities:

“WF are looking for talent and dedication. Anyone over the age of 18, writing in English and based in the UK, can apply. Our mentors will offer an initial face-to-face meeting and further support will be offered by phone or email by mutual agreement over a six-month period.”