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 Read Recipient Published After Northern Writers' Award Win

August 02, 2022 | Other News
A Cumbrian writer has expressed gratitude for the Northern Writers’ Awards bursary he won that has led to the publication…

TLC Scholarship 2022

August 01, 2022 | Other News
We are delighted to announce that the TLC Scholarship is returning for 2022. Through the Scholarship, TLC offers the selected…

Introducing the 2022 Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Reads Winners

July 28, 2022 | Other News
TLC is delighted to announce the sixth cohort of writers selected from submissions open to LGBTQ+ writers, run during Pride…

TLC Pen Factor Winner Receives £2,000 of writing support

July 19, 2022 | Events, Press & Publicity
The winner of the 2022 TLC Pen Factor Prize has been announced, after a fantastic Live Pitch session on the…

On Giving Yourself Time

July 01, 2022 | Blog, Other News
Lately, when I’m asked how I balance novel-writing with the other stuff in my life (the parenting, the activism, the…

TLC Pen Factor Deadline Extended

June 08, 2022 | Other News
TLC is very pleased to announce that we have extended the TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition deadline to 9am (BST), Monday 20th…

Reflections on 'rejection'

June 01, 2022 | Blog, Other News
Firstly, can we writers please ban the word ‘rejection’ from our lexicon? The very word itself cuts deep, with resonances…

Announcing the Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Reads 2022

May 31, 2022 | Other News
TLC is delighted to announce it is once more partnering with novelist and writing tutor Michael Langan to offer six UK-based…

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…