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 first and 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 Adventures

TLC's annual writing retreat to Casa Ana in Spain, with workshops led by acclaimed writers and tutors.

Literary Adventures

Find space, time and inspiration in the Andalucian mountains.
TLC returns to the idyllic Casa Ana for its Guardian-recommended writing retreat with tutor Tom Bromley. September 15th-21st 2018



  • Sagheer Afzal

    Sidra stepped forward and looked out again. She looked around apprehensively. She knew she looked awkward but there was nothing she could do about…

  • Cherry Radford

    "The horror of coming ashore for good. God. A punch in the gut, and an irritation that has her glaring back at his lighthouse…

  • Peter Wood

    “Within a year I would not even look at Alec. I seemed hardly to notice him when we drove past the compound in the…


  • JUN

    Writers' Day

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT To be put on the waiting list, please call the box office on 020…

  • JUN

    Meet the Publishers

    Meet the Publishers In partnership with Africa Writes Festival with Candice Carty-Williams, Layla Mohamed, and Sharmaine Lovegrove. Chaired by Aki…

  • SEP

    What Makes a Writer?

    What makes a writer? What helps them to create ideas? How are they motivated to keep writing? What are the…



  • Rebecca Swift 20th Anniversary Keynote speech - 'The Book Inside'

    TLC Founder Rebecca Swift discusses the notion of ‘The Book Inside’ in her keynote speech at TLC’s 20th Anniversary Symposium on November 11th 2016 at the Free Word Centre.

  • Lemn Sissay - 'The Book Inside' Poems

    Poet Lemn Sissay OBE opens The Literary Consultancy’s 20th Anniversary Symposium at the Free Word Centre on November 11th 2016 with two specially commissioned poems.

  • Quality Writing for All Launch 2015

    TLC launched its Quality Writing for All Campaign in 2015. Hear from Director and Founder Rebecca Swift, novelist, publisher and TLC editor Jacob Ross, and TLC Free Read recipient, novelist Liam Brown.