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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15 July 2022
Front line: New writing responding to the war in Ukraine
Months ago, as Russian forces invaded Ukraine, we asked poets, writers and thinkers to share their writing around the crisis. This was our 'Borderline' open call, published in The Lit Issue 4. As the situation in Ukraine battles on, we have chosen to publish further responses to our Borderline open call, to platform voices responding to - and those living on - the front line of war. Four pieces of poetry have been selected, by poets from Canada to Kyiv, writing about the songs of nightingales to theological visions.
14 June 2022
Kick off Independent Bookshop Week with Africa Writes – Exeter
A literary festival celebrating contemporary literature and thought from Africa and the African diaspora
9 March 2022
Borderline: Call for new work responding to the war in Ukraine
The world can feel overwhelming in dark times like these, and the individual powerless. At The Literary Platform, we stand with the people of Ukraine. Now, more than ever, we need to hear the voices of those affected by war.
5 January 2022
Submit your fiction and poetry to our next issue: Lines
A boundary, a connector, an edge. The Lit’s open call is live for your short fiction and poetry around the theme of 'lines'.
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