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.

Moving with the Times: the evolution of a literature festival

September 01, 2021 | Blog
The birth of StoryTown, a literature festival whose home is the Wiltshire town of Corsham, was in 2018. For a…

Introducing the 2021 Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Reads Winners

August 05, 2021 | Other News
TLC is delighted to announce the fifth cohort of writers selected from submissions open to LGBTQ+ writers, run during Pride…

How to Write Your First Page

August 04, 2021 | Blog
Mslexia magazine has teamed up with top Readers from The Literary Consultancy and Gold Dust to bring you the definitive…

Why I Write Films Raise £1,366

On July 15th, The Literary Consultancy presented four specially commissioned short films featuring some of the UK’s most exciting writers,…

Fiction vs Non-Fiction Pitches... What's the Difference?

July 02, 2021 | Blog
One of the things we most regularly get asked at TLC is, ‘What is the difference between a fiction pitch…

Announcing the Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Reads 2021

June 07, 2021 | Other News
TLC is delighted to announce it is once more partnering with novelist and writing tutor Michael Langan to offer seven UK-based…

TLC 25 Giveaway Winners Announced

June 02, 2021 | Other News
Across the month of May, TLC hosted a special giveaway in celebration of our 25th anniversary. The winners have now…

Twenty Years a TLC Reader

June 01, 2021 | Blog
It was the summer of 2001. I’d recently finished working as a writer at Emmerdale. For several years I’d been…

Turning Down a Publishing Contract to Become an Indie Entrepreneur

May 01, 2021 | Blog
How I Learned What Made Me Tick as a Writer I once started Haruki Murakami’s autobiography. His career as a…

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April 28, 2021 | Other News, Press & Publicity
10 Under-Represented Writers Selected for Yearlong Support Programme The Literary Consultancy and Creative Future have announced the ten writers from…