The Literary Consultancy
Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, London, The Literary Consultancy (TLC) is based at the vibrant Free Word Centre. Co-founded by Director Rebecca Swift in 1996, TLC was the first editorial consultancy in the UK, and offers manuscript assessment and online mentoring to people writing at all levels, in English, from anywhere in the world. TLC also runs an annual literary Conference, Writing in a Digital Age, as well as other literary events at Free Word and continues to develop new ideas to meet the needs of writers and readers in the technological age. TLC is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and provides a quota of free manuscript assessments annually through up to fourteen regional literature bodies.
The Literary Consultancy is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, maternity and pregnancy, race, religion, class or sexual orientation.
There are no current vacancies at TLC.
Reading for TLC
If you are interested in becoming a Reader for TLC, please check our current list of Readers, and always contact the office first, with a full CV and covering letter. We currently have a list of over 80 readers and are not actively recruiting, but we may occasionally require readers with particular specialisms, as every manuscript coming in to TLC from a writer is hand-matched with its eventual reader. Our requirements for TLC reading are strict, and we will only consider CVs from editors who have worked within publishing (preferably with commissioning experience), had works traditionally published themselves (for fiction/non-fiction/poetry/short stories) or a provable track record within script reading/writing and performance (for scripts/screenplays), and/or experience of teaching creative writing at postgraduate level.