UV2020 finalists announced!

Huge congratulations to the twelve incredibly talented writers selected for UV2020 from nearly 250 submissions from SCBWI members in the British Isles and Europe. The UV2020 finalists Annaliese Avery Yvonne Banham Sharon Boyle Anna Brooke Dr Adam Connors Clare Harlow Urara… Read more

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… Read more

Read what the UV2020 judges had to say

Our judging panel took questions from members as part of our successful launch event on Facebook TV.  Rosie Best has kindly typed up a transcript of the interesting and illuminating conversation between the judges and the team. Our amazing judging panel… Read more

UV2018 Finalists Announced!

SCBWI British Isles is proud to announce the promising, unpublished writers and illustrators who have been selected from a record number of submissions to be included in Undiscovered Voices 2018. SCBWI congratulates the following authors and illustrators whose work will be… Read more

Before You Click Submit, Part 4 – Hunting Mistakes

As we get closer to the opening of UV submissions, we’re posting tips to make sure your submission stands the best chance of making it into the anthology. In this post, we’re looking at a great way to scrutinise your… Read more

UV 2018 Launch Event – 2nd May 2017

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) British Isles will once again help fresh, new voices in children’s literature find agents and publishers through its Undiscovered Voices project. The Undiscovered Voices anthology will include twelve fiction extracts –… Read more

2016 Success Update: Scholastic UK announces acquisition of NOAH CAN’T EVEN by Simon James Green with pride

UV 2016 finalist Simon James Green has signed a two-book deal with Scholastic for NOAH CAN’T EVEN (previously called Nuts), and a follow up title. Linas Alsenas at Scholastic UK bought World Rights from Joanna Moult from Skylark Literary, having… Read more

Tweet Advice for UV Submitters – #AskSwanwick Chat Write Up

Undiscovered Voices committee members, Rosie Best and Catherine Coe, participated in a twitter chat for #AskSwanwick on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015. They discussed a range of issues about editing, book packaging and, of course, dispense some sage advice on Undiscovered… Read more

UV 2014 – Writers Bonus – The Panel discuss their recent acquisitions and why they loved them!

Please note: this video relates to the 2014 Undiscovered Voices judging panel. As part of the Undiscovered Voices competition launch on April 18th 2013, we asked the fiction judging panel who were present about their most recent acquisitions. What followed… Read more