Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Undiscovered Voices Anthology Contest

Unpublished authors and illustrators from the EU are invited again to submit to the Undiscovered Voices Anthology Contest. SCBWI 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 project.

From the three previous anthologies, 22 of the 36 selected authors have received publishing contracts for more than 70 books. These authors have been nominated for and won an amazing array of literary prizes: including the Carnegie Medal, Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, Branford Boase Award, Blue Peter Award, the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and nearly 30 regional awards.

The Undiscovered Voices Anthology will include twelve fiction extracts – from early readers up through young adult novels – and twelve black-and-white illustrations. The anthology will be published and sent free of charge to editors, art directors, and agents whose focus is children's literature. The book will be produced by volunteers, with the financial support of Working Partners Ltd, a London-based company that creates series fiction.

The Undiscovered Voices Anthology Contest is open to current SCBWI members only.

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Submissions have closed for 2016.