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.
If you want to get in touch directly, or submit an article idea for consideration, then email [email protected] – we look forward to hearing from you.
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.
4 March 2021
Welcome to The Tilt: An anthology of new writing
The Tilt is an anthology by The Lit Platform, co-produced by the emerging writers and publishers on the Lit:Up 2020 mentoring programme
18 February 2021
Protected: ‘Gusset’ A short story by Sofia Abasolo
As a subscriber to The Lit Platform, we are giving you an exclusive first read of novelist Sofia Abasolo's short story 'Gusset', from her chapter in our anthology of new writing, The Tilt. As her mentor Yara Rodrigues Fowler describes; "'Gusset' shows what Abasolo is so good at - telling a story that spans almost two decades in a short space; a story about poverty and grief that never dehumanises her characters or luxuriates in their misery."
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