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.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Writing for wellbeing exercises

May 10, 2022 | Other News
Each May, the Mental Health Foundation runs Mental Health Awareness Week, to help us recognise some of the issues that…

Develop Your Creative Practice - How I Applied

May 01, 2022 | Blog
When I was thinking of applying for my DYCP grant I had heard how another writer had got this incredible…

TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition 2022 Prizes Announced

April 21, 2022 | Other News
We're delighted to announce that the Prize Bundle has been confirmed for this year's TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition, which…

Being Heard, Being Seen, Being Read – How To Promote Your Non-Fiction Book

April 01, 2022 | Blog
Writing non-fiction books can be hard work, translating historical events into the present day, recounting challenging real-life experiences, or critiquing…

TLC Launches Being a Writer Festival 2022

March 01, 2022 | Events, Other News
How to Be A Writer… and Thrive We're very excited to announce that tickets are available for TLC's first ever…

Movement and Creativity

March 01, 2022 | Blog
Creativity is an expression of the incredible marvel of being human. To move is to express this, and if you…

How to Get the Most Out of Feedback

February 01, 2022 | Blog
Receiving feedback can present a conundrum for writers. We might want it, we definitely need it, but it can also…

Yvonne Battle Felton Joins TLC Literary Adventure 2022

January 19, 2022 | Adventures, Other News
TLC is thrilled to announce the tutor for its Guardian-recommended Literary Adventure writing retreat 2022 is the acclaimed novelist and writing tutor…

TLC Teams up with Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize

January 17, 2022 | Other News, Press & Publicity
The Literary Consultancy is delighted to announce a new partnership with Desperate Literature, joining their Short Fiction Prize as its…

The Poet's Work

January 02, 2022 | Blog, Other News
For the last few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about the hard work poetry demands. For years I was…