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 Romesh Gunesekera. September 7th-13th 2019



  • Sai Murray

    "They pick me up from the police station in the early morning. I am not surprised to see them even though it is over…

  • Leonardo Boix

    “A leap away from becoming ghost. She stood erect, her bathing floral suit, sugared marigolds, a petal cap. She knew it wouldn’t last.¡Saltá, mamá!—Jump.…

  • 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,…


  • MAY

    Chapter and Verse: Industry Day

    THIS IS AN INVITATION-ONLY EVENT, exclusively for TLC Chapter and Verse mentees and included within TLC's mentoring programme offer, which…

  • JUN

    Writers' Day

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

  • SEP

    Literary Adventure 2019

    This event is now SOLD OUT. To be put on the waiting list please email Aki Schilz: aki@literaryconsultancy.co.uk As featured…



  • 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.