The Literary Consultancy was the first editorial consultancy for writers set up in the UK, in 1996. Its aim was to provide honest, professional editorial feedback to writers to give them a better sense of whether and where their work might fit into the ever-changing market. Previous TLC clients include Kerry Young, Winnie M. Li, Sarah Butler, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, and Jenny Downham.
In 2001 TLC was awarded a pilot fund by Arts Council England to provide bursaries to low-income writers, enabling them to have access to TLC's commercial services, at no cost. TLC is now a National Portfolio Organisation, and has developed a nationwide bursary scheme working with 17 regional literature partners. In 2015 TLC launched its Quality Writing for All campaign, introducing a range of new partnerships to support its bursary scheme, which provided free access to TLC's paid-for assessment, mentoring, and events to over 300 marginalised writers in the period 2015-18. It is actively seeking sponsorship and partnership to continue to expand its campaign remit in the period 2018-22.
Contact: Aki Schilz (Director)