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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Luke Tarassenko

“Since beginning the mentorship, under Jane Adams’ guidance I have started to get some short stories published. Attending the TLC Industry Day especially for mentees, which gave me the chance to practice pitching to a real-life agent and editor and to receive feedback from them, was also immensely valuable.” From the Introduction


“I hate flying. I heaved my bag up into the luggage compartment and clambered into my seat. I had to tuck my legs in and half-stand up a couple of times to let some other passengers past. I looked around for something to occupy my mind. Sat on my left was a very large grey-bearded man already breathing louder than I could think. I could tell he was going to be great fun to sit next to on this flight. (Sorry, that’s my sarcasm talking. I try to keep it under control but it gets out sometimes. What a shame.) I buckled my seatbelt around my skinny body and puffed out my cheeks. The palms of my hands were moist and I was breathing faster than normal. God, I hate flying.” From  ‘Captain Weakling’ – included in the showcase


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