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 Publishes Anthology Showcasing the Work of Marginalised Writers

September 06, 2019 | Other News
Last night, AM Heath Literary Agents and TLC celebrated the publication of the first Free Reads Anthology at a launch…

Writing about not writing…

September 01, 2019 | Blog
At the age of 48, I decided to take up writing. I had not spent my youth, twenties or even…

TLC Reader Vicky Grut shortlisted for Edge Hill Short Story Prize

August 12, 2019 | Other News
Long-time TLC Reader Vicky Grut has been shortlisted for the 2019 Edge Hill University Short Story Prize. Vicky's collection 'Live Show, Drink…

Why did it take me so long to tell other people I was writing a book?

August 01, 2019 | Blog, Other News
It took me a long time to tell people I was writing a novel. For over three years, I beavered…

Introducing the 2019 Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Read Writers

July 25, 2019 | Other News
Following the huge success of the 2017 and 2018 Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Reads, TLC is delighted to announce the writers…

TLC Plants Trees for Writers

July 23, 2019 | Other News, Press & Publicity
This week, the Booksellers' Association launched its first Green Manifesto, urging the book trade to keep environmental sustainability at the…

TLC Writers' Day write-up 2019

July 01, 2019 | Conference, Events, Other News
By Joe Sedgwick We've been thinking a lot recently about what it means to invest in yourself as a writer…

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…