News – The Literary Consultancy


Welcome to the TLC News page, where we will be uploading stories about our clients, our readers, our mentors, and news about TLC events, as well as coverage in the media and updates on work we are doing across a broad range of areas, from appearances at literary festivals to exciting collaborations with other organisations. TLC is proud of the achievements of our clients, many of whom go on to find publication, either traditionally or in new digital or independent environments. You can find out about them here, and read more in our Success Stories page. You can also sign up to our newsletter for monthly updates on what we are up to, as well as any special offers we may be running.

TLC Free Reads Writer Kate Hunter Published by Fledgling Press

May 23, 2017 | Other News, TLC Talent
We are delighted to share yet another success story from a TLC writer, this one adding to the many stories…

Free TLC Extract Assessment Donated by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

May 17, 2017 | Other News
We were so pleased this week to receive an email from Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You. Set across New…

A Cricket Book for Cricket Fans, by TLC Client Ranjan Mellawa

May 10, 2017 | TLC Talent
We are delighted for TLC client Ranjan Mellawa who has just launched his self-published book Winds Behind the Willows, which has a…

In Remembrance: Rebecca Swift

April 21, 2017 | Other News, Press & Publicity
It is with heavy hearts that we share with our readers, colleagues, friends and writers the following statement. Please may…

TLC Free Read Writer Winnie M Li Published by Legend Press

April 07, 2017 | TLC Talent
We are delighted to share news from Winnie M Li, whose manuscript Dark Chapter was selected by Spread the Word for a TLC…

My First Job in Publishing - Joe Sedgwick

April 01, 2017 | Blog
One year after being made a full-time member of staff at TLC, Joe Sedgwick, our Editorial Services Assistant, reflects on what…

TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition 2017 Prizes Announced

March 24, 2017 | Conference, TLC Talent
We are delighted to announce that, due to the generous support of our TLC Pen Factor partners, we are able…

Sarah Leavesley Novella to Mantle Lane Press

March 16, 2017 | TLC Talent
Claire relives her past but her memories are fragmented, shattered like the remains of a toy kaleidoscope. A troubled childhood,…

TLC Welcomes Rebecca Lloyd as Quality Manuscript Officer

We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Lloyd to the team at TLC. Rebecca will be working in a freelance capacity…

On Literary Fiction, and Literary Snobbery

March 01, 2017 | Blog
Recently I read an article dating back to 2014 where novelist and journalist Will Self posed the question “is the…