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Please note: you may apply for a TLC Free Read in addition to one other award category. 

In conjunction with The Literary Consultancy we are offering poets and prose writers the chance to receive an in-depth editorial report on their work in progress, each worth up to £300 each. 

These awards support writers to develop work in progress and to complete books. These awards are open to applications from both emerging and established writers. 

You will need to prepare the following information to submit your application through our website entry portal. Please note the specific word count limits to the sections.

The creative work that you are submitting

To enter writers must submit between 3,000-6,000 words of prose, 10-15 poems or two or more short stories (of no more than 6000 words in total). This work should be prepared as a separate PDF or Word document that can then be uploaded via our application portal (you will be prompted to attach it when you are submitting).

Your synopsis

Each submission of work must be accompanied by a synopsis that describes the proposed project. For novelists the synopsis should describe the tone and narrative of the book and for short stories and poetry collections the synopsis should give us a clear idea of the themes and content of the collection that you are working towards.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.