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Anna Kiernan

Anna Kiernan

Anna Kiernan

Anna’s teaching and research centres on the value of arts, culture, and particularly literary media, for social change.

Anna has a background in publishing and the creative industries and is co-director of the MA Creativity: Innovation and Business Strategy.

Anna took over as publisher at The Literary Platform (TLP), a digital publishing agency, in 2019, after being awarded funding from Arts Council England. The Literary Platform was selected for the British Council Creative Economy’s list of Top Ten UK Creative Entrepreneurs and for the Guardian Professional/h.Club 100 list of ‘most innovative and influential’ in the creative industries in 2015.

As a communications strategist, Anna’s consultancy work centres on brand storytelling and creative management. She has worked as creative and editorial director at Stranger Collective, a creative content studio, and has delivered consultancy and training at creative agency YCN, to clients such as The Guardian and The Department for Transport.

In recent years, she has served as national advisor for the Arts Council of Wales, artistic assessor for Arts Council England and Trustee for the Cornwall Film Festival.

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The Literary Platform regularly hosts innovative live and online writing, publishing and creative workshops. Over the last year, themes have included dystopian fiction, interior landscapes, and writing for wellbeing. Our contributors have included novelist Amy Lilwall, memoirist Beverley Ward, and nature writer Jini Reddy.

The Lit–A digital magazine

Issue 3 of The Lit, ‘How the light gets in’, brings together illuminating voices from across the literary world, from bestselling novelists to aspiring poets, to reflect on how to write about climate change.

The Tilt: An Anthology

The Tilt, was created by The Lit PlatformNo Bindings and Stranger Collective, and is an illustrated collection of new writing that centres on belonging, identity and inequality in the publishing industry.

Industry-leading authors, editors and academics, from Sam Jordison of Galley Beggar Press to novelists Yara Rodrigues Fowler and Booker-longlisted Wyl Menmuir introduce each new writer.

The aim of The Tilt is to question traditional forms, language, representation and distribution models. As well as a limited edition printed book, readers can download a free digital version accessible via mobile, desktop or home printing. Each chapter has been translated into languages chosen by the writers – Gujarati, Lithuanian and Spanish. The audio can be ‘unlocked’ by scanning illustrations on the page.

Akvile Peckyte (known as Aqua) is a First class Exeter English graduate, who joined us as an intern at The Literary Platform through an Exeter University internship scheme in 2020. She was also selected for our Lit: Up mentoring scheme and her powerful essay (‘Hi, I’m here to steal your job’), is part of our anthology, The Tilt, and is about her experience of trying to find a job in publishing.