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.

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…

Craft: Why It Matters

February 01, 2017 | Blog
I run a local writing group – Wear Valley Writers – and we’ve occasionally had new members who’ve turned up,…

TLC Writers' Day 2017 + TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition

Following the sell-out success of Writers' Day 2016, we are very pleased to be able to unveil our lineup for…

Lesley Glaister joins TLC Literary Adventure 2017

January 30, 2017 | Adventures, Other News
TLC is thrilled to announce the tutor for its Guardian-recommended 2017 Literary Adventure 2017, award-winning novelist and creative writing tutor Lesley…