Undiscovered Voices – May Masterclasses

Three, 60-Minute Undiscovered Voices Masterclasses

Do you want to be one of the fresh, original voices featured in the next Undiscovered Voices anthology?

The Undiscovered Voices team has created a series of three, 60-minute masterclasses to help you prepare your submission for Undiscovered Voices 2024.

11th May 2023 How to Write an Elevator Pitch and Synopsis for your UV Submission.

18th May 2023 How to Create a Standout First Chapter

25th May 2023 Tips and Advice from Previous UV Finalists

These live Zoom Webinar sessions will run from 8-9pm and will be available to download afterwards.

Included in the UV2024 Masterclass package, as a bonus, you can also download the brilliant 2022 Masterclass – for FREE!  

  •  Hooking Your Reader from the Start – Editor/author Catherine Coe and author/screenwriter Simon James Green discuss how to polish those opening lines so readers are compelled to read on. 

The cost for all three sessions is £30.

To book the masterclasses please go to https://britishisles.scbwi.org/events/undiscovered-voices-may-masterclasses/

No individual sessions will be sold.

All UV masterclasses will be recorded and offered to attendees for one month after the event.

Would you like some expert feedback on your opening lines?

Our masterclass on the 18th of May will look at how you can craft a standout first chapter. If you would like a chance to have your opening lines included in this event, please submit the first 500 words of your opening chapter to uv@britishscbwi.org by the 15th of May. These may be read out live on the night but authors will remain anonymous.

Free Places Available

We’re also offering FREE tickets for members/non-members who identify as being from a background currently under-represented in publishing, and who could not otherwise afford to attend. Applications for free places are open now and close at midnight on Wednesday the 10th April. For details of eligibility and instructions on how to apply, see below.

Eligibility for Free Places – Terms & Conditions

To apply for one of the free places, you do not have to be a member of SCBWI, but you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You should identify as being from a background currently under-represented in publishing.
  2. You should be able to demonstrate a serious commitment to writing for children (i.e. have taken part in critique groups or have taken advantage of free courses and resources that are available).
  3. Without the free place, you would not be able to afford to attend.

To apply for a free place, please email uv@britishscbwi.org with Free Places in the subject header.
The deadline for submitting applications for free places is midnight on Wednesday 10th April.