UV2022 Events

NEW this year, the Undiscovered Voices Team will host a series of masterclasses designed to help you prepare your submission. We also have a couple Twitter chats planned so you can put questions to the team.

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, 90-minute masterclasses to help you prepare your submission for Undiscovered Voices 2022. Book your place for the Undiscovered Voices masterclass series.

8 May – Titles that Sell

Freelance editor Jenny Glencross will discuss how to craft a title to capture the attention of readers with Dani Wilson from Simon & Schuster’s Children’s sales team.

15 May – Writing a Synopsis

Author/editor Benjamin Scott will share the secrets of how to summarize a novel into the 75-word synopsis required for each UV submission.

22 May – Hooking Your Reader from the Start

Editor/author Catherine Coe and author/screenwriter Simon James Green will discuss how to polish those opening lines so readers are compelled to read on. 

Each session will run from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and contain practical advice and hands-on exercises.

Free tickets will be made available for members/non-members who identify as being from a background currently under-represented in publishing, and who could not otherwise afford to attend – find out how to apply here.

Book your place for the Undiscovered Voices masterclass series.

UV Twitter Chats

Join us for our UV Twitter chats, where we’ll answer a range of frequently asked questions, and you’ll have the chance to ask any of your own.

The UV committee will on online on Wednesday 26th May 7-8pm where they’ll be talking about how the competition works, clarifying the rules, and sharing their top tips for submissions.

Then, on Wednesday 2nd June 7-8pm, join some of the UV judges as they discuss what they’ll be looking for in submissions, common mistakes to avoid, and their thoughts on how to really stand out.

Both chats will be hosted by Anne Boyere over on @SCBWI_BI #SCBWIchat.

UV2022 submissions open 14th June 2021 and close 18th July 2021.