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



  • 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…

  • Harun Rashid

    “Wadud’s story was entangled in the story of his nation, bookended by the two most important and bloody events in its history, its first…


  • JUN

    Women Poets' Prize Launch

      Women Poets' Prize Launches at Second Home Festival of Poetry The Rebecca Swift Foundation is proud to announce the…

  • JUN

    Writers' Day

    Following on from the success of previously sold-out Writers' Days, The Literary Consultancy brings this event back to the literary…

  • 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.