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.
10 August 2020
Calling visual artists: can you visualise our next issue on writing and climate consciousness?
We’re compiling Issue 3 of The Lit and are looking for artists who can visualise the big questions that we’re hoping to answer. Can you help create a new visual language for climate change?
10 August 2020
Building worlds with words, writing exercises from dystopian author Amy Lilwall
Last month we held a masterclass with novelist Amy Lilwall, where we learned how to build worlds, characters and scenes through our creative writing. By doing so, we explored the space between an imagined future and our present reality. Here are the exercises that Amy created for the session, so that you too can embark on your own trip.
20 July 2020
Submit to The Lit Issue Three
We're open for submissions to the forthcoming issue of The Lit, exploring the relationship between climate change, literature and publishing. Got an unexpected angle on the topic? Then send us a feature pitch, details below.
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.
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