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.

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…

TLC Writers' Day goes Online in 2021

December 02, 2020 | Events
The Literary Consultancy’s popular Writers’ Day returns and for the first time, we are going digital! Join us on 13th…

Necessary complications and genre

December 01, 2020 | Blog
As a writer with an attention span smaller than a fruit fly’s (despite the recent invidious comparisons with Donald Trump)…

TLC Christmas Vouchers for the Writer in Your Life

November 19, 2020 | Other News
TLC Christmas gift vouchers are now available, redeemable at any value against manuscript assessment, mentoring (fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry and…

Writing 'Wanderers'

November 01, 2020 | Blog
Writing my non-fiction book did not come easily. What started it all was reading Robert Macfarlane’s book The Old Ways.…

TLC Free Reads Writer Releases Debut on New Press: Okapi Books

October 14, 2020 | Other News, TLC Talent
TLC Free Reads recipient and friend, Akeem Balogun has released his debut short story collection, 'The Storm'  on Okapi Books, a new…

Putting It Out There

October 01, 2020 | Blog
This month's TLC Blog comes from poet David Herring, who used TLC as part of an experiment in Patreon poetry…

BESEA Free Read Opportunity

TLC is delighted to announce a new opportunity for British East and South East Asian (BESEA) writers working on fiction…

TLC Scholarship Winner Announced

September 24, 2020 | Press & Publicity, TLC Talent
The winner of the inaugural TLC Scholarship, run by The Literary Consultancy in partnership with Canongate editor-at-large Ellah P. Wakatama,…