The Literary Consultancy is excited to be working on an innovative showcase for its writing talent, initially in association with Staple Magazine. See TLC Showcase Introduction for more on the inception of the Showcase and please see below for where it is now.

Once a month we will highlight the work of one author whose work we believe deserves a platform, whether simply because our readers felt it worth championing, or whether we have helped the writer on to commercial publication.

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Maia Elsner

“Through Wasafari’s support, I received a TLC Manuscript Free Read, which grew my confidence. Just having a second pair of eyes on a piece of work can be so important, and at times transformative, but beyond this, I was really touched by the care my manuscript received: the feedback was so sensitive and generous, and it also gave me a clear direction for how to transform the text. Overall, and as a result of TLC’s reading, I felt able to be braver, to push the limits of language further. I am so grateful to the TLC for offering this fantastic service, and to Frankie Bailey, who so sensitively and critically engaged with my work.” From the Introduction


“When a coal tit tears into my room. Rush of wings thrashes against white. No clouds. No whisper-thin rain threading through a grey miracle. Instead, this thing we call shelter: brick walls. Tiled roof. Ceiling divides right-angled air” From ‘Apa has been dead for 70 years’ – included in the showcase


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