Shape Arts with with TLC: Free Reads

Shape Arts have partnered up with The Literary Consultancy to give disabled, low-income writers the opportunity to have their work professionally reviewed.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the opportunity to receive a long, detailed feedback report from one of TLC’s professional readers, please check that you meet the eligibility criteria outlined below:

  • Are you a low-income, disabled writer based in England?
  • Did you apply last year? Applicants cannot apply for the Free Reads scheme two years in a row.
  • All Free Reads are subject to TLC’s Manuscript Assessment Terms and Conditions. Please make sure you have read and understood these.
  • Only single authored work is accepted.
  • Work written in English only.
  • You must be aged over 16 to apply.

If you meet the criteria above and would like to be considered for professional critique, please follow these steps:

  • Prepare a sample of the work you would like professionally read to send to Shape Arts: 20 pages for scripts.
  • Once you are happy with your work, please send it to along with a completed application form.
  • We will assess the work for quality and be in touch about the rest of the process.

Writers can also submit prose and poetry, visit their website for full details

Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 22 September 2022

Source: BBC Writersroom

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