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News & Features

Check out the latest news from the RLF, WritersMosaic highlights, and Collected – our collection of interviews, reflections and articles exploring the literary life and world of writers today.

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Collected Podcast

The Experience of Being Published

Mary-Jane Riley shares her experience of getting published, Beth Miller remembers publication day, Alys Fowler reveals how she celebrates a…

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RLF News Article

What We Leave We Carry

WritersMosaic, a division of the Royal Literary Fund, is launching a new podcast series, What We Leave We Carry, to…

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RLF News Article

Welcome to our new RLF Fellows

At the end of last month, we welcomed 44 new Fellows to the RLF with our yearly induction event at…

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Collected Article

The Finishing Line

So – what now? RLF Fellow Mary Colson on what it’s like to actually finish a book.

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RLF News Article

RLF Fellows’ News: July 2024

RLF Fellows news, including books and articles publishing in Jul 2024, as well as events, appearances and broadcasts.

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Collected Podcast

My True Genre, part 1

In the first installment of our ‘My True Genre’ series, RLF Fellows discuss how writers discover which form of writing…

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Collected Article

The Gift of Failure

It’s something of a cliché to say that we learn more from our failures than we do from our successes.…

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RLF News Article

My Writing Life: Monique Roffey

Monique Roffey, FRSL, is an award-winning Trinidadian-born British writer of novels. Here, she shares her writing routine.

Two images split by a black line. Author Wren James is pictured in front of a sea scape in the left image, and on the other side is an image of the front page of a script which reads 'Heartstopper, season 3. Episode 1 'Love' by Alice Oseman.'
RLF News Article

Why We Need Literary Pride

This Pride Month, RLF Fellow and Heartstopper story consultant Wren James on the importance of queer representation in books.

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Collected Podcast

Writing Technique, part 2

William Ryan shares insights into how he writes scenes, Lauren James talks about how she writes and Menna van Praag…

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Collected Article

Utopias

Catherine O’Flynn – once described as ‘The J. G. Ballard of Birmingham – on broken utopias and the realities behind…