Showcase - The Literary Consultancy


The Literary Consultancy is excited to be working in association with Staple Magazine on an innovative showcase for its writing talent, both online and live at the Free Word Centre. See TLC Showcase Introduction for more on this and showcase editor Wayne Burrows.

Once a month we will highlight the work of one author whose work we have helped en route to commercial publication, or whose work a reader particularly championed.

We look forward to reading your feedback or comments on our Facebook group page.

Maeve Clarke

“[The Creative Future Literary Awards] is a wonderful prize for many reasons, as not only will I get ongoing support whilst developing the novel, but I will also receive mentoring from TLC. I’m going to be doing a lot of writing this year, but I can’t wait to get started.”


“All their mother’s warnings about what a dangerous place it was and how they should always keep away from it, flashed through Inez’s head. Up close, she could see how unusual the tree was. About 70 feet high, it soared above them and from its front and four or five thick buttresses extended from the base of its trunk. The buttresses were high, at least as tall as mama, Inez thought, and they were smooth. They looked like the entrances to tunnels, cool and inviting, but entrances which she felt certain would swallow you up if you entered. ” Extract from ‘The Jackanooni’ – included in the showcase


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