The Literary Consultancy, Editorial and Manuscript Services

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. September 10th - 16th 2016 with acclaimed novelist Jacob Ross.

LATEST NEWS

WRITERS' SHOWCASE

  • Sabo Kpade

    “I hurried to the veranda and found him in a tangle with Amarya. I didn't rush to intervene, unclear as to what exactly was…

  • Jane Liffen

    “I go to fetch more water but I am thinking about the picture. In the black and white photograph, Auntie Pat’s lips are the…

  • TLC Pen Factor Special

    “He’d check for signs of life in a moment. For now though, he just sat. As the floodwaters of adrenalin subsided, the familiar sense…

UPCOMING EVENTS

PODCASTS

  • 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.

  • 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…