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.

Meet the Editors Webinar

April 02, 2020 | Other News
What does an editor actually do?How to make the most of your transferable skills right now.Where to find the best…

My First Year at TLC

March 01, 2020 | Blog
It’s been a whole year since I started working at The Literary Consultancy and I’m in awe at just how…

TLC Client finds Success with Children's Book Online Serial Platform

February 04, 2020 | Other News
We are delighted to share the good news of Camilla Chester, Mslexia Children's Prize finalist, and TLC Client, who has…

Who said what now?

February 01, 2020 | Blog
This month, experienced author, editor and TLC Reader Mischa Hiller guides us through his top five tips on dialogue. After…

Save the Date: TLC Writers' Day 2020

The Literary Consultancy’s popular and annually sold out Writers’ Day returns on Saturday June 20th, 10am-4pm, at the Free Word…

How do you Write a Play about the Menopause?

January 01, 2020 | Blog, Other News
Last year I was commissioned by Diverse City to work in collaboration with a director and three performers to create…

Paul McVeigh Joins TLC Literary Adventure 2020

December 02, 2019 | Adventures, Other News
TLC is thrilled to announce the tutor for its Guardian-recommended Literary Adventure writing retreat 2020 is the award-winning novelist Paul…

A TLC Thank You

December 01, 2019 | Blog
I have been thinking about where we are, the times we are in, and the position and relevance of The…

TLC Christmas Vouchers for the Writer in Your Life

November 01, 2019 | Other News
TLC Christmas gift vouchers are now available, redeemable at any value against manuscript assessment, mentoring (fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry and…

How I Wrote My Novel Using Index Cards

November 01, 2019 | Blog
As a writer, I began as a 'pantser'. If the term isn't familiar, its simply (and somewhat hilariously) refers to…