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 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…

What Winning TLC Pen Factor Meant to Me

February 01, 2021 | Blog
So, this is all mine? I thought, scanning my list of prizes. I had just won TLC’s Pen Factor Competition…

My Mentoring Journey with TLC

January 04, 2021 | Blog
A wonderful blog to kick off 2021, from TLC Mentee, and NHS worker Rose McGinty. Rose wrote this blog at…

TLC Launches Employee Assistance Programme

December 16, 2020 | Other News
As we come to the end of a challenging year, we are very proud to announce that we have launched…

Tough Loving Care: Literary Advice Column and Video

As part of Free Word's 'How to Be Kind' season, TLC devised a series of literary advice columns, answering questions…

Elicaño-Shields Announced as Winner of BESEA Free Read

TLC is delighted to announce the winner of the BESEA Free Read, a mini scholarship generously sponsored by Indonesian writer…

TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition 2021 Prizes Announced

December 02, 2020 | Events
We are delighted to announce that, as part of our brand new Online Writers' Day, which will be held in…