Editorial

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.

Mentoring

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 Romesh Gunesekera. September 7th-13th 2019

LATEST NEWS

WRITERS' SHOWCASE

  • Jill MacLean

    “Priest and wise-woman have left him alone with a man whose brothers are afeard to come near him and whose heriot, should he die,…

  • Elliot Sweeney

    “The day it happened was a black day. I’d had a good run of late, but still get them sometimes. I’ve learnt to take action…

  • Kamala Jackson

    “As arranged, I met with Satyan in a solitary shack found where the margins of the city met open countryside. 'Welcome to the Hanuman…

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • MAR
    6

    Secret Life of... Novels

    The Secret Life of... Series The creative process is often presented as mysterious, even alchemical. Novels arrive on bookshelves as…

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  • JUN
    22

    Writers' Day

    SAVE THE DATE The Literary Consultancy’s popular and annually sold out Writers’ Day returns on Saturday June 22nd 2019, 10am-4pm,…

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  • SEP
    7

    Literary Adventure 2019

    As featured in the Guardian ('Best Writing Holidays') the Observer ('Pick of the Week') and IAm ('Top 5 Peaceful Writing Retreats')…

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PODCASTS

  • Guy Gunaratne & Mary-Anne Harrington in Conversation at TLC Writers' Day 2018

    Negotiating Relationships: From Draft to Bookshelf with novelist Guy Gunaratne (In Our Mad and Furious City), and editor Mary-Anne Harrington (Tinder Press, Headline). This discussion was recorded live at The Literary Consultancy's Writers' Day 2018…

  • 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.