Blog posts

  1. Word Factory Salon number 54 - Not the Election

  2. William Boyd reads his short stories

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  3. The Society of Authors’ Election Manifesto 2017

  4. Three children's writers added to the Sunday Times Rich Li...

  5. Authors celebrate public lending rights on ebooks

  6. Creative Writing Conference submissions

  7. Northern Short Story Festival 2017

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  8. Read your short story at the Word Factory<...

  9. Arts and culture - weekly highlights

    BBC Radio 4’s ar...

  10. Writing in Education, and conference proposals

  11. Independent bookshop winners

    Among t...

  12. Library closures intervention?

    The government is cons...

  13. Writers of the World Unite

  14. Word Factory masterclass with Dave Lordan<...

  15.  

    Word Factory salon number 53 - Watch your Language...

  16. Royal Society of Literature event

  17. Short Stories and the Art of Submission

  18. Writers' Guild of Great Britain workshop

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  19. Paperback Writers on BBC Radio 6 Music

  20. Word Factory masterclass with Alexander Masters

  21. NAWE Conference 2017

  22. Bath Flash Fiction Festival

    Sat 24 Jun 2017 t...

  23. Word Factory salon No. 52 – Post-truth and the art of the story

  24. To all our readers and writers....

    all the very best ...

  25. Merry Christmas!

  26. And the winner is....

    Th...

  27. Win an iPad in CUT's September prize draw!

    After a we...

  28. UK and Ireland Literary Festivals,

    October to December 2016

      We have ha...

  29. The happiness conundrum in short stories

    Summer is approaching, the sun is shining (well, ...

  30. UK and Ireland literary festivals, July to September 2016

    We have had dates confirmed for ...

  31. May is Short Story Month!

    According to the official
  32. UK and Ireland literary festivals, April to June 2016

    We have had dates confirmed for the ...

  33. Approaches to overcoming writer's block

    The cursor flashes on the white screen. The br...

  34. BBC survey asks which books people have lied about having read

    The BBC Store has recently ...

  35. Tips for aspiring CUT writers - part 3

    This is the third and final piece ...

  36. UK and Ireland Literary Festivals, February to April 2016

    We have had dates confirmed for ...

  37. Tips for aspiring CUT writers - part 2

    The CUT editorial team have observ...

  38. Tips for aspiring CUT writers - part 1

    One of the great things abo...

  39. CUT at the NAWE conference

  40. Improved website for short stories

    We have recently upgraded the design of the CUT site, a...

  41. Classic creatures in horror fiction and film

    Anyone with an appreciation of scary stories ...

  42. The origins of Halloween

    The name Halloween (or Hallowe'en) dates back to around 1745, and...

  43. Ten Years of the BBC National Short Story Award

    We're sure you'll have heard some of the r...

  44. The Best 100 Novels

    It is not unusual for lists of this type to be published - you will ha...

  45. Story Outlines

    Choosing a book

    When browsing in a book store and contemplating t...

  46. What was your favourite book as a child? We would love it if you would share it with us, and...

  47. Here at CUT we're all huge fans of second hand bookshops, and we're guessing that it's the same for ...

  48. CUT's Publishing Process

    A few CUT writers have expressed an interest in how we convert th...

  49. At this year’s Hay Festival, bestselling author Matt Haig gave a talk which was recorded by BBC Radi...

  50. Interesting to read that the European Commission has opened an investigation into Amazon’s e-book bu...

  51. The image on the cover of your e-book can really help to stimulate interest from readers. A little t...

  52. Some of you may remember there was an election not so long ago. Fear not, this isn't a political dia...

  53. The team at CUT were interested to read about a new app called Bookindy. It is designed to give i...

  54. It is extremely interesting to read how the Oxford University Press is using the entries to the BBC ...

  55. Some CUT writers have expressed concern about recent articles on the topic of accounting for VAT on ...

  56. When you have registered as a writer on the CUT Writers e-Publishing Community and your work has bee...

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