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.

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…

Next Up

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…

Free Word Announces Closure: TLC Moves to Hybrid Working

April 13, 2021 | Other News, Press & Publicity
Arts producer Free Word has announced that they will be vacating their Central London venue in May 2021.  60 Farringdon…

TLC Launches 'Why I Write' Project

The Literary Consultancy is inviting writers – published, unpublished, and everything in between – to be involved in a short…

TLC Online Writers' Day Write-Up 2021

April 01, 2021 | Blog
This month, we're pleased to feature a write-up of our recent Online Writers' Day, from friend of TLC Ciara Holly.…

TLC Director designs FREE online poetry courses for National Centre for Writing

March 29, 2021 | Other News
We are delighted to introduce two FREE online poetry courses designed and written for the National Centre for Writing by…

TLC Pen Factor 2021 Announcement

March 16, 2021 | Other News
The TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition, a major element of the annual TLC Writers' Day, has seen a glittering cohort…

International Women's Day 2021: Flash Sale

March 04, 2021 | Other News
According to the Office of National Statistics, the average gender pay gap in the UK is 15.5%. In recognition of…

Where Words Come From

March 01, 2021 | Blog
This month's TLC Blog is from writer, Free Read receipient, and soon-to-be published author Jon Ransom. An early draft of…