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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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)
28 September 2021
Navigating the ‘machine’ of the publishing industry with explorer Gail Muller’s new memoir ‘Unlost’.
"We don’t need to have climbed mountains or hiked trails to be resilient. Writing is a really good way of reminding yourself that.” Explorer and author Gail Muller tells us about the healing power of writing in her new memoir, Unlost.
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