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 2020
Getting your debut novel published: a Q&A with Yara Rodrigues Fowler
Yara Rodrigues Fowler tells us about the process behind her acclaimed debut novel Stubborn Archivist and the things publishing people seldom want to talk about: advances, burn out and juggling a portfolio career.
13 August 2020
Craft a creative response to the new photography of climate change
Create a work of fiction or poetry based on a striking photography that documents our changing climate and your writing could feature in The Lit Issue 3
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.
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