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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20 January 2021
A Toolbox of Tips: How to Write About Climate Change
Can literature be a form of climate activism? In The Lit Issue 3, novelists Ben Smith, Liz Jensen and Gregory Norminton explore the tools that fiction writers need to have at their disposal to depict our changing world.
2 December 2020
Opening Up: FutureBook Insights
Two weeks ago, I went to a conference. In between project deadlines, school pick-ups, cooking tea, and team catch-ups. Here’s what I learnt…
5 November 2020
How to: Start your writing journey with a guide of resources to help you network and get published
Jini Reddy, author of ‘Wanderland’, shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize, held a workshop with The Lit Platform about her career journey. She also shared tips for writers and took questions. Sadly, we lost the recording of the session (!) but here are some of the additional resources Jini shared.
30 October 2020
‘The best way to learn about small press publishing is to do it.’: A Q&A with Sam Jordison, co-founder of Galley Beggar Press, the indie publisher that punches far beyond its weight
Galley Beggar, author, and literary journalist Sam Jordison tells The Lit Platform about what he looks for in a manuscript, the process of publishing a 1,000 page award-winning title and why it’s worth taking a punt on setting up your own small press.
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