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Our annual anthology of creative writing

Cover of Between the Lines 2021, with title of anthology and image of blue wavesCover of Between the Lines 2021, with title of anthology and image of blue waves

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


Between the Lines 2022 - submissions closed

The deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting submissions for this year's anthology. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in their work - we can't wait to read it! The editorial team will be in touch with all writers in summer 2022.

The launch of Between the Lines 2022 will take place in the autumn. Check back soon for further details. 

To submit your work for next year's anthology, please check back in the autumn when further details will be available.


Between the Lines 2021 - print and e-book copies now available

The 2021 anthology features work from students who studied at the college between May 2020 and May 2021.

Editors: Thomas McMullan and Maria Thomas

Purchase your copy

You can now purchase a copy of Between the Lines 2021 for £7.00 via Lulu's online store >

All proceeds go towards printing costs and the City Lit Student Bursary Fund.

E-book download

Download a copy of the Between the Lines 2021 e-book via Google Drive using the links below.

Download EPUB version for E-Readers >

Download MOBI version for Amazon Kindle >

Download PDF version >

If you enjoy this free e-book, please consider donating to the City Lit Student Bursary Fund >

Watch the launch of Between the Lines 2021

Watch a full recording of the launch of Between the Lines 2021, which took place in November 2021. 


Between the Lines 2020

The 2020 anthology features work from students who studied at the college between April 2019 and April 2020.

Editors: Claire Allen, Helen Cox, and Maria Thomas 

Purchase your copy

You can now purchase a copy of Between the Lines 2020 for £7.00 via Lulu's online store >

All proceeds go towards printing costs and the City Lit Student Bursary Fund.

E-book download

Download a copy of the Between the Lines 2021 e-book via Google Drive using the links below.

Download EPUB version for E-Readers >

Download MOBI version for Amazon Kindle >

Download PDF version >

If you enjoy this free e-book, please consider donating to the City Lit Student Bursary Fund >


Writing courses at City Lit

Learn to write stories, articles and poetry in the same college where big names in literature such as Dylan Thomas, Andrea Levy and Malorie Blackman have trained or taught.

You can now study from the comfort of your own home on our new range of interactive online courses whether you're just starting out or ready to publish your first book. The benefits of our online writing courses include expert tuition from a published author and feedback on your work as you develop your writing skills. There will also be opportunities to participate in group discussions and activities with fellow students.


Queries

>> Get in touch at betweenthelines@citylit.ac.uk or give the Writing Department a call on 020 7492 2717.

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

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