Welcome to The Lit Platform.
We’re here to explore, challenge and promote writing, publishing and storytelling in all their forms.
Funded by Arts Council England, our philosophy is leftfield and progressive but built from real commercial knowhow. We like to work with bright people who wear it lightly, from prize-winning authors to unsung young voices and specially commissioned artists. In doing so, we champion the work of creatives across forms and platforms, from digital publishing to graphic design, postcard fiction to immersive illustration.
Each issue of our quarterly digital magazine, The Lit, takes an industry theme and flips it. With fresh perspectives on publishing, digital culture and innovation.
Underpinned by a commitment to skills development, knowledge sharing and network building, The Lit Platform is chock-full of rich content, events and opportunities. Scroll down and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear more.
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22 June 2020
New Writing Workshops: Storyworlds with novelist Amy Lilwall
2020 is the year in which dystopian fiction became our ‘new normal’. So how do we make sense of this strange new world? Reading, writing and telling the stories of our time is a good place to start.
18 June 2020
The Small Press and The Artist: In Conversation with C F Sherratt
An inseparable part of The Lit is its dazzling illustration. The Lit Platform’s Akvile Peckyte talks to Issue Two’s illustrator C F Sherratt about his philosophy and an artist’s relationship with text and autonomy.
11 June 2020
Lit:Up Applications to Free Mentorship Programme Now Open
Looking for personal insight, feedback and guidance from leading literary industry talent? We’re launching a free three-month mentorship programme for aspiring writers, journalists, agents and publishers at the start of their publishing careers and looking for a leg up in the industry. Here’s how to apply for Lit:Up…
8 June 2020
Room With a View: Your Stories
Last month we hosted a series of online creative workshops for teens, exploring individual lockdown perspectives through fiction, poetry and prose. Here's some of the writing that came out of those sessions, contemplating what could be on the other side of the wall or window. Thank you to everyone who submitted their words. Read on...
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