The Paris Review – Free Dirt

Free dirt. Photograph via Craigslist. For the past three years, I’ve filled a folder on my desktop with pictures of dirt that I found on Craigslist. The dirt in each picture was offered free of charge to whoever was willing to pick it up (“You haul”) or, if you were lucky, a free-dirter might have … Read more

Introducing the 2022 Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Reads Winners

TLC is delighted to announce the sixth cohort of writers selected from submissions open to LGBTQ+ writers, run during Pride month each year. The LGBTQ+ Free Reads scheme is part of TLC’s Quality Writing for All Campaign which advocates for better representation and accessibility in the worlds of literature and publishing. As always, the quality … Read more

A Europe of free peoples

The worldwide impact of the pandemic and the shock of the war in Ukraine have revived public interest in the question of international order, and of Europe’s place within it. After decades of relative peace — strengthened by an powers global economy — the existing balance of and the institutions guarding it have suddenly revealed … Read more

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

This June we’re celebrating Pride as well as Immigrant Heritage month with a spectrum of titles from picture books to young adult novels, plus some danger and intrigue in our adult fiction and recommendations movie! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Twas the night before pride by Joanna McClintick; Illustrated by Juana Medina This joyful … Read more

Announcing the Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Reads 2022

TLC is delighted to announce it is once more partnering with novelist and writing tutor Michael Langan to offer Six UK-based LGBTQ+ writers free professional feedback on the first 15,000 words of their novels or novels-in progress. We’re also very excited to announce that this year, we are partnering with writing organisation Out on the … Read more