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.

Why I can finally say, ‘I’m a Writer'

July 01, 2019 | Blog, Other News
After my last corporate HR contract finished almost three years ago, I came to the decision that I would not…

TLC Pen Factor 2019 Shortlist and Longlist Announced

June 17, 2019 | Conference, Events, Other News
The reading panel for the TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition 2019 have now finalised a longlist and shortlist. We are delighted…

Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Reads open for submissions

June 03, 2019 | Other News
For the third year in a row, TLC is delighted to announce it is once more partnering with novelist and…

From Pitch to Publication (via TLC): Neema Shah

June 01, 2019 | Blog
Let’s just say I was a little late getting started with my writing. After many years building a career in…

Women in Publishing: An Interview with the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize

On May 28th, the prizegiving ceremony for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize was held at Stationers' Hall, in celebration of…

Secret Life of Novels Prize Successes

May 20, 2019 | Events, Other News
Huge congratulations are due to Will Eaves and Susmita Bhattacharya, who have both been recognised by major prizes in the…

TLC Welcomes New Advisors

May 08, 2019 | Other News
TLC is delighted to have appointed three new Advisors to its Advisory Board. We are thrilled that Crystal, Peter and…

How Funding Can Provide Vital Access Support for Marginalised Voices

May 01, 2019 | Blog, Other News
As a writer myself, I understand how a publisher’s rejections can be debilitating. As a freelance creative writing practitioner, I…

TLC Launches Mini Guides Series

April 26, 2019 | Other News, Press & Publicity
We are delighted to announce the launch of the TLC Press Mini Guides, a new series of low-cost, practical guides…

TLC Talent Natalie Murray Lands Three-Book Deal

April 18, 2019 | Other News
We are delighted to share news of a TLC Success Story. In 2018, Natalie Murray came to TLC with an…