Between the Lines

Between the Lines 2018 is now open for submissions!


Detail from cover of Between the Lines 2017. Image courtesy of Louise Severyn-Kosinska.

We are seeking stories, poems and scripts for Between the Lines 2018, our latest anthology of work by City Lit's creative writing students.

All of our students on courses from May 2017 - May 2018 are encouraged to submit their work. The anthology will showcase 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.

Submissions should be emailed as attachments to by midnight on Sunday 13 May 2018.

Between the Lines 2017 is available as part of the collection in the City Lit Student Centre and Library on our Mezzanine floor.


Submission guidelines

• Submissions should be a maximum of 1,000 words.

• There is a maximum of two submissions per student.  

• Wherever possible please submit your work as a Microsoft word document.

• In your submission document please include your name, state the form of your writing (e.g. poetry, prose, script), the title of the piece(s) submitted, course attended, name of tutor, and your student reference number (if available).

• Physical copies of submissions can be left at the City Lit Reception Desk on the Ground Floor, or posted to the Writing Department, City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, London, WC2B 4BA. Your work should be clearly marked as a submission for Between the Lines 2018 and include all of the above details. 


The decision of the editorial team is final. The editors can not enter into correspondence about their editorial decisions and are unable to provide feedback on those entries not accepted for publication. Copyright remains with the author. City Lit reserves the right to publish in its Between the Lines 2018 anthology and to use accepted pieces for promotional purposes online and in print.

Writers will be notified in summer 2018. All entrants will also be emailed an invitation to the launch of Between the Lines 2018 in September.

Best of luck with your submission.

Any queries?

>> Get in touch at or give the Writing Department a call on 020 7492 2717.

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