Undiscovered Voices 2016 Long List Announcement

UV10We are pleased to announce the longlist of writers and illustrators who will be considered for the Undiscovered Voices 2016 anthology. These talented writers and illustrators were selected from more than 250 submissions from SCBWI members in Europe.

  • Relly Annett-Baker
  • Sheila Averbuch
  • Monika Baum
  • Emma Bayley
  • Georgia Bowers
  • Anna Bowles
  • Susan Brownrigg
  • Patti Buff
  • Sophie Cameron
  • Kerry Cassidy
  • Leah Davis
  • Rose Margaret Deniz
  • Anne Derenne
  • Suzanne Dore
  • Emma Dowson
  • Gary Fabbri
  • Lucy Farfort
  • Esther Garcia Peces
  • Julian Margaret Gibbs
  • Simon James Green
  • Jak Harrison
  • Mary Hays
  • Kim A Howard
  • Andrea Ipaktchi
  • Jeannine Johnson Maia
  • Elizabeth Joseph-Brahy
  • Nicola Keller
  • Georgina Kirk
  • Katherine Lynas
  • Dr Dale Mathers
  • Catherine Miller
  • Aurelie Monsaingeon
  • Andrew Moore
  • John Morgan
  • Lesley Moss
  • Lorna Murphy
  • Nab NAB
  • Heather Newton
  • Deborah Partington
  • Claire Frances Rollinson
  • Portia Rosenberg
  • India Smith
  • Clare Thomas
  • Nicki Thornton
  • Cam Tu Nguyen
  • Melissa Valente
  • Bing Wang
  • Calum Watson
  • Claire Watts
  • Katie Weymouth

The twelve novel extracts and nine illustrations that will be featured in the 2016 Undiscovered Voices anthology will be announced in early January.

The quality of submissions was extremely high this year and the judges had a very difficult time deciding on a longlist. The Undiscovered Voices team endeavours to create an anthology that showcases the variety of writing and illustration available from SCBWI members in the British Isles and the European Union.

The goal of the anthology is not only to help the selected authors and illustrators to find agents and editors, but also to promote the quality of work abounding in SCBWI in Europe.

The stories and illustrations were submitted anonymously and selected by a distinguished panel of industry experts:

  • Jon Appleton, Hodder
  • Ali Ardington, Stripes Publishing
  • Ed Burns, Advocate Art Agency
  • Barry Cunningham, Chicken House
  • Sheri Gee, Folio Society
  • Jodie Hodges, United Agents
  • Rachel Mann, Simon and Schuster
  • Polly Nolan, The Greenhouse Literary Agency
  • Anna Power, Johnson & Alcock
  • Kate Shaw, The Viney Agency
  • Will Steele, Faber and Faber
  • Caroline Walsh, David Higham Associates

Congratulations to these talented writers and illustrators!

All the best,

The Undiscovered Voices Team

On behalf of the Undiscovered Voices Team – Catherine Coe, Jenny Glencross, Sara Grant, Anne-Marie Perks, Loretta Schauer, Benjamin Scott and Tioka Tokedira