Screen Shot 2013-04-30 at 21.58.59The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators British Isles will once again help fresh, new voices in children’s literature – both writers and illustrators! – find agents, publishers and ultimately readers through its Undiscovered Voices Anthology. I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining the 2014 European committee aiding the competition from the Continental side.

The anthology will present a selection of novel extracts from 5+ to Young Adult novels and a selection of children’s illustration pieces. They will be sent to art directors, agents and editors in the UK.

From the three previous anthologies, 22 of the 36 selected authors have received publishing contracts for more than 70 books!

Viking Makes a Discover by Nicola Patten (UV 2012 – Illustrators)

Viking Makes a Discover by Nicola Patten (UV 2012 – Illustrators)

To enter the contest, you must be a member in good standing of the SCBWI and you must reside and live in one of the European countries that are listed on the Undiscovered Voices website. Only un-agented writers and illustrators may submit work for consideration. They must remain un-agented until the anthology is published in February 2014.

Submission opens July 1, 2013. So… check out the Undiscovered Voices website for more  details, polish up your best work and get ready to enter the competition!

The anthology is produced thanks to the kind support of Working Partners Ltd.