TLC's readers combine decades of industry experience to provide writers with the feedback they need to move their writing projects forward.
TLC is the UK's leading editorial assessment service,

Manuscript Assessment

providing honest feedback and market advice for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, scripts and screenplays.


Chapter and Verse offers the opportunity for exclusive online tuition by an experienced mentor, a TLC read and Industry Day.
Online mentoring for writers wanting world class one-on-one tuition,

Chapter and Verse

for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and short stories.

Success Stories

TLC is proud to have helped writers from all over the world achieve publication success, across both traditional and digital environments.

TLC Success Stories

TLC is proud to have helped writers from all over the world achieve publication success,
across both traditional and new digital publishing environments.

Literary Conference 2014

30+ inspirational writers, publishers, agents, and influential industry experts, plus bonus day of workshops and pitching opportunities

Literary Conference 2014

TLC's third Literary Conference: Writing in a Digital Age,
featuring talks and panels by 30+ industry specialists. Plus a bonus day of workshops, masterclasses, and the opportunity to pitch your work to agents.

Literary Adventures

TLC's annual writing retreat to Casa Ana in Spain, led by acclaimed writer Rebecca Abrams

Literary Adventures

TLC returns to the idyllic Casa Ana for its Guardian-recommended writing retreat.
20th-26th September 2014, led by acclaimed novelist Rebecca Abrams.




  • Michelle Wareham

    “Eli wrote every week from the Western Front, until his letters stopped arriving two months ago. His letters dry. His strong handwriting reminds her…

  • David Turner

    “I marvelled at the vastness and flatness and emptiness of the parched red desert floor, the huge void of silence, suspended primordial time; the…

  • Pen Factor Special

    "I turned about the room, toe to toe, making the smallest circle. What I wanted was not there. His clock, his papers, his quill…



  • Editing Matters: First Drafts

    'Editing Matters' is a series of podcasts from The Literary Consultancy and Free Word, for writers who want to further develop their manuscripts. Each week, we'll be looking at different aspects of the editing process,…

  • Editing Matters: The Myth of the Lone Writer

    In episode two of 'Editing Matters' we muse on the myth of the lone writer, and hear why even great writers need great editors. Our guest is Tom Bromley, a TLC manuscript assessor, editor, ghost…

  • Audrey Niffenegger

    The best-selling author of The Time-Traveler's Wife draws on her experiences as a writer and visual artist to consider the intersection of art, technology, and the future of the written word.