Welcome to Undiscovered Voices!

Undiscovered Voices is a competition for unpublished and un-agented writers and illustrators living in the EU.

In partnership with SCBWI British Isles and Working Partners.

The competition for Undiscovered Voices 2016 will be announced in Spring 2015!

Find out about this year's finalists

Discover the promising, unpublished writers and illustrators who have been selected for Undiscovered Voices 2014

Latest News from the team

Click here to find out the latest news from Undiscovered Voices - including updates on this year's finalists and previous discovered voices.

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Click here to down a free copy of this year's digital anthology!

Find out about previous finalists

From the three previous anthologies, 24 of the 36 selected authors have received publishing contracts for more than 70 books. Find out more here and download a free copy of the 2012 Anthology.

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Undiscovered Voices is an initiative by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) British Isles to help fresh, new voices in children’s literature – both writers and illustrators – find agents, publishers and ultimately readers through its Undiscovered Voices project. We’re grateful for the support and sponsorship of Working Partners, as well as the editors and judges who volunteer their time to help Undiscovered Voices happen! Please read the submissions details and criteria carefully.


Find out more about SCBWI and Working Partners by clicking on the links.