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 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'.
11 November 2021
How the light gets in: Reflections on anxiety and art in a climate crisis
Can art save the world? Publisher Anna Kiernan looks behind the facts and finds answers in experiences, thought and emotion.
30 September 2021
Writing Cultures and Literary Media: Publishing and Reception in the Digital Age
Over the next few weeks we will be sharing excerpts from the new book written by publisher of The Lit Platform, Anna Kiernan. This text is the result of her research, which focuses on writing culture and cultural value. The academic title tells a comprehensive story of writing and publishing culture in a post-digital era, and has been described as ‘…A pragmatic and richly informed reflection on what literary writing was, is, and might become.' (Danielle Barrios-O’Neill, Head of Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, UK)
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