UV2020 Longlist and Honorary Chair Announcement

 

We are thrilled to share the longlist of writers who will be considered for the Undiscovered Voices 2020 anthology. We also are pleased to announce that Undiscovered Voices alumni, dedicated SCBWI volunteer and award-winning author Candy Gourlay will serve as the honorary chair for Undiscovered Voices 2020. 

UV2020 Longlist

These talented writers were selected from nearly 250 submissions from SCBWI members in the British Isles and Europe.

  • Angela Murray
  • Abi Moore
  • Dr Adam Connors
  • Aliss Langridge
  • Anna Brooke
  • Annaliese Avery
  • Annie Edge
  • Attiya Khan
  • Becky Danks
  • Cara Lovelock
  • Carry de la Harpe
  • Clare Harlow
  • Harriet Worrell
  • Helen MacKenzie
  • Jane Dudeney
  • Jenny Ireland
  • Jon Tilley
  • Laura Warminger
  • Lucy Marsden
  • Lucy O’Hair
  • Michael Mann
  • Sarah Fulton
  • Sharon Boyle
  • Stuart White
  • Urara Hiroeh
  • Yvonne Banham
  • Zoe Jane Cookson

The twelve novel extracts that will be featured in the Undiscovered Voices 2020 anthology will be announced in mid-January.

The Undiscovered Voices team endeavours to create an anthology that showcases the variety of writing available from SCBWI members in the British Isles and the Europe. The goal of the anthology is not only to help the selected authors to find agents and editors, but also to promote the quality of work abounding in SCBWI in Europe.

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

  • Helen Boyle, Literary and Illustration Agent at Pickled Ink
  • Annalie Grainger, Senior Commissioning Editor at Walker Books
  • Stephanie King, Commissioning Fiction Editor at Usborne Publishing
  • Polly Nolan, Literary Agent at Greenhouse Literary Agency
  • Alice Sutherland-Hawes, Children’s Agent at Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency
  • Clare Wallace, Literary Agent at Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency

More about Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay was born in the Philippines, grew up under a dictatorship and met her husband during a revolution. Her novel Bone Talk was recently shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Prize – it is set in the moment when headhunting tribes in the Philippines come face to face with American invaders. Her picture book, Is It a Mermaid, illustrated by Francesca Chessa, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her books have been shortlisted for the Branford Boase, Waterstones, Blue Peter and Guardian Children’s Book Prize. Both her novels Shine and Tall Story have won SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Award. Her fingerprints are all over SCBWI’s online presence, from its jurassic list-serve days to its current experiments in livestreaming events. She is currently devising events and opportunities for published members as co-organiser of SCBWI’s Pulse strand. She lives in London with her family.

Thanks to Candy for championing the anthology and congratulations to the talented longlisted writers!

 

All the best,

The Undiscovered Voices Team

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