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
writers must submit between 3,000-6,000 words of prose, 10-15 poems or up
to three 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).
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.