The UK's premier STORYTELLING magazine.

Facts & Fiction is the only independent national storytelling magazine in the UK. (Although UK based its outlook is worldwide and it often includes articles about and from other storytelling cultures and has subscribers in many other countries.) F&F was founded by Richard Montague in 1991 and Richard Walker (Mogsy) took over as editor in 1993. Present editor, Pete Castle, succeeded him after Richard’s untimely death in 1999 so it has always been edited by a working storyteller.

Facts & Fiction aims to reflect the whole world of storytelling so although it is rooted in traditional oral storytelling for adults it also covers, to a greater or lesser degree, storytelling in education; in libraries; for health and personal development; reminiscence/oral history work; and where storytelling overlaps with other art forms. It’s a very wide brief so no two editions are ever the same.

The magazine includes the expected news and reviews sections; interviews with individual tellers; reports on pieces of work or schemes; articles on all aspects of the art; letters… and, of course, stories…

Being independent F&F can be a bit controversial, a bit mischievous and ask awkward questions! Sometimes it’s good to play the ‘devil’s advocate’ and get people thinking and questioning the status quo.

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Subscriptions to Facts & Fiction

F&F is published quarterly in February, May, August & November.

1 year’s subscription is

£17 including postage to the U.K.
£10 via PDF to Email (Worldwide)

A single downloadable edition is £2.50

1 yr UK Subscription

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£17 per annum

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FACTS & FICTION welcomes articles on all aspects of oral storytelling although it cannot pay contributors.
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