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Between the Lines 2017 - now accepting submissions

Story added 1st Dec 2016

Between the Lines is City Lit's annual anthology of poems, stories and scripts by our creative writing students. It showcases the work of writers across the entire range of our writing courses, from introductory courses such as Ways into Creative Writing right up to advanced courses in poetry, fiction, drama and life writing.

Submit your work

All City Lit writing students (April 2016 - April 2017) are invited to submit work to be considered for inclusion in Between the Lines 2017

Submissions should be emailed as attachments to by midnight on Sunday 30 April 2017.

Physical copies can also be marked FAO: Between the Lines and left at the Reception desk at City Lit during standard opening hours.


•Submissions should be under 1,500 words.

•There is a maximum of two submissions per student.  

•Please include your name, the title of your piece(s) submitted, course attended, name of tutor, and your student reference number (if available). 

The decision of the editorial team is final. Copyright remains with the author. City Lit reserves the right to publish in its Between the Lines 2017 anthology and to use extracts or complete pieces of work for promotional purposes. 

Writers will be notified by 31 July 2017. All entrants will also be emailed an invitation to the launch of Between the Lines 2017 in September.

Best of luck with your submission.

Between the Lines 2016

Photo: the launch of Between the Lines 2016 in the John Lyons Theatre at City Lit

Thank you so much to everyone who made the launch of Between the Lines 2016 such a success. A copy of the most recent anthology is available in the Student Centre and Library on the Mezzanine. Check back soon for details of the digital version.

>> Queries: contact or call the Writing Department on 020 7492 2717.

>> Find out more about creative writing at City Lit.

>> If you're a City Lit writer, sign up to perform your work at City Lit Talks Back.

>> Stay in touch with the creative writing department on Facebook and Twitter.

Image credit: "The Faulkner Portable", Gary Bridgeman,, via Wikimedia Commons