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, led by acclaimed writer Rebecca Abrams

Literary Adventures

Find space, time and inspiration in the Andalucian mountains.
TLC returns to the idyllic Casa Ana for its Guardian-recommended writing retreat. 26th September - 2nd October 2015.

LATEST NEWS

WRITERS' SHOWCASE

  • Béatrice Crawford

    “Day after day, GM, the Great Wall lent me its ramparts in the grand setting of the YanShan mountains. I had no need to…

  • Alan Evans

    “She had been the centre of his life for many years but now she did not exist. At first he had been convinced that…

  • TLC Pen Factor Special

    ““I’ll get straight to the point”, said Dr. Mangan who proceeded to do no such thing. He explained that the software that had processed…

UPCOMING EVENTS

PODCASTS

  • 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…

  • Audrey Niffenegger

    The best-selling author of The Time-Traveler's Wife draws on her experiences as a writer and visual artist to consider the intersection of art, technology, and the future of the written word.