Sponsors Donate Tickets to TLC's 'Get a Job in Publishing' Course

February 05, 2018 | Events, Other News

Booking for TLC’s ‘Get a Job in Publishing’ course, taking place across the weekend of April 21st – 22nd at the Free Word Centre in London is now open and tickets are already selling well. No qualifications are required to attend this course, and it is open to those with no previous publishing experience, as well as those who are considering a career-change later in life, or those already working in publishing but wanting to learn more about how the industry works and the specifics of what’s required to work in each department of a publishing house. This course will help participants understand the UK publishing industry from every angle; its economics, its disciplines and career paths, its rewards and challenges. It will also equip them with all the practical tactics they need to get a job in the industry, from CVs and interviews to internships. Designed by the Book Skills Collective, this dynamic course will have a practical focus, and features sessions led by course convenors Jason Bartholomew, Jessica Killingley and James Spackman, alongside high-level industry guest speakers.

We are extremely grateful to the following sponsors who are each offering one free ticket to an aspiring publisher unable to afford the £150+VAT fee for the two-day course. If you would like to apply for a sponsored ticket, please email  indicating which ticket you are applying for, with some information about why you are applying. Please include your age, and city of residence. You must be over the age of 18 to apply, and you must have the right to work in the UK.

Sponsored Tickets Available:

Bluemoose Books Ticket: 1x Weekend Ticket for a BAME aspirant publisher + travel (travel within England, standard advance ticket only, must be resident outside of London)
Dead Ink Books Ticket: 1x Weekend Ticket for a low-income aspirant publisher + £50 travel (must be resident outside of London but within England)
Kit de Waal Ticket: 1x Weekend Ticket for a working class or marginalised person + £70 travel/subsistence (priority will be given to those travelling from outside of London)
Michael Langan Ticket: 1x Weekend Ticket for a low-income or unwaged LGBQT aspirant publisher
Anna and Ned Vaught Ticket: 1x Weekend Ticket for an aspiring publisher either with caring responsiblities, and/or someone managing mental health difficulties
Emma Ward Ticket:
1x Weekend Ticket for a young person under the age of 30 from a low-income household
Aki Schilz Ticket
: 1x Weekend Ticket for a low-income BAME aspirant publisher without an Eng Lit/Creative Writing degree, no upper age limit
The Northern Ticket: Donated anonymously, 1x Weekend Ticket + £100 travel for a low-income aspiring publisher resident in the North of England (priority will be given to those not currently enrolled on a Literature/Publishing course, or those considering a career-change)
Jacaranda Books Ticket: 1x Weekend Ticket for a British Afro-Caribbean aspirant publisher + £50 travel allowance (standard advance ticket only, must be resident in the UK)

How to apply:

If you are applying for one of the above sponsored places, you must be able to provide proof of financial eligibility. Financial circumstances can be declared in any of the ways below. Please do not send any originals to our office (scans are acceptable), nor any bank details or bank account details to us. If you are on low-income for other reasons than those outlined here, please get in touch and we’ll see if we can support you. All your details are kept entirely confidential and we are happy to discuss any of the details of requirements with you to make the process a smooth one:

Jobseeker’s allowance; Disability benefit; Income support; Working tax credit; Proof of being a full-time student; HMRC self-assessment

Interested in sponsoring?

If you or your organisation would like to sponsor a free ticket for this event, to allow someone unable to afford the ticket fee to attend, please email 

General Booking £150+VAT for a Weekend Ticket