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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14 September 2021
The Wainwright Prize 2021: rethinking nature
What is nature writing? What does it do, who is it for, and can it help us think about the climate crisis? These questions were threaded throughout this year’s Wainwright Prize ceremony, an award given to books that celebrate and nurture a respect for the natural world.
13 May 2021
Is it time for a Writing Revolution?
‘This is your book. This is your story. You make the rules. The writing revolution starts now.’ Author and writing workshop facilitator Beverley Ward has released a new anti-rule book for young writers, inspired by her exasperating experience of the curriculum during lockdown home schooling. At all ages, writing without restraint is something we should practice, so she's shared some common writing rules to break - and a writing prompt to start us off...
9 April 2021
Non-essential? Book shops are back – here’s a list of independents to visit on Monday
We’re heralding the return of book shops with a list of our (and your) favourite indies across the globe.
10 March 2021
Looking to work in publishing? Then here are some tips…
Yes, getting a job in publishing is competitive. But it’s not impossible, and there are a few things you can do to increase the chance of success. These tips are from Fiz Osborne, who has been working in the publishing industry for 15 years and is currently Editorial Director of the Illustrated Books list at Scholastic.
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