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Between the Lines

City Lit's annual anthology of poems, scripts and prose by our creative writing students.

Between the Lines 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.

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Between the Lines 2024

As of Sunday 2 June, submissions are now closed for this year's creative writing anthology. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their work this year. Our editorial team will be in touch with all writers in summer 2024.

Next year's anthology will be open for submissions in autumn. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact betweenthelines@citylit.ac.uk


Previous years

Between the Lines 2023

The 2023 anthology features work from students who studied at the college between May 2022 and May 2023.

You can now purchase a copy for £5.00 via Lulu's online store >

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

Editors: William Brady, Thomas McMullan, Phyllis Richardson

Contributors: Sipora Levy, Trish Liguori, Nicholas Lin, Laura Mackennon, Elisa Marcella Webb, Lynne McConway, Andrea Flint, Anna Mindel Crawford, Dee Moray, Helen O'Connor, Emma Hermaszewska, Galia Admoni, Anna Davies, Emily Hay, Anna Demetriou, Roberta King, Kevin Bond, Michael Hogben, Catherine Leung, Karen Barnacle, Betsabeh Omran, Lee Ong, Ansuya Patel, Caroline Penn, Natalya Pilbeam, Colin Grigg, Anna Pollard, Nicki Regan, Sarah Salih, Lawrence Simmons, Mike Skinner, Heather Young


Between the Lines 2022

The 2022 anthology features work from students who studied at the college between May 2021 and May 2022.

Editors: William Brady, Thomas McMullan, Phyllis Richardson

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Purchase your copy

You can now purchase a copy of Between the Lines 2022 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 2022 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 2022

Watch a full recording of the launch of Between the Lines 2022, which took place in November 2022. 


Between the Lines 2021

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

Editors: Thomas McMullan and Maria Thomas

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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 ofBetween 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 2020 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 4582 0415.

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

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