May is Undiscovered Voices Month

So May is Undiscovered Voices month on Words & Pictures. Undiscovered Voices is the competition for SCBWI writers and illustrators in the British Isles and now beyond. If your emotional arc is all over the place like Duck's, you may be thinking shall I give it a go? Well, in the words of Mrs Doyle "Go on go on go on go on go on go on go ON!" It's a brilliant opportunity as proved by those who took part in the London Professional Series Event the other week. I was pleased that the winners included honorary mention, Helen Peters with her The Secret Hen House Theatre, which has done so well. I had a mention last time.

I was also glad that in Nick’s Blog break mentioned the play from one of my favourite stories, A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and got the thumbs up from Julie Day who knows about the challenges of Aspergers first hand. Rosie’s 'Undiscovered Stories' feature on Wednesday was bursting with ideas, Maureen’s wooing of Seven Stories made me want to head North, and Michelle’s Writing Space this week did me the power of good. Line of the week goes to Julienne Durber “Clutter is your friend”.  Good news, I have lots.

Who went to Lincoln Inspired? Could you could leave a comment on Liz's Network News? And illustrators, I'd love to see what a Hat of Wonder looks like as I’m sure all Words & Pictures’ readers would. I’m here if you’d like to send me a picture of one.

I'm away at the moment and getting ready to explore so, before I tell you about next week, I can only do a pic from the hotel window.  Here it is…

Where in the world?

…and so next week, with news, blogbreak and celebrations, we have.…

  • A feature about first lines from Alex English (You may have joined in the chat on the yahoo group.)
  • Some ‘Rediscovered Stories’ from KM Lockwood
  • What did you Ask an Agent? Gemma and Molly have the answers on Wednesday
  • Plus on Friday, especially exciting for illustrators and comic creators, Bridget Strevens-Marzo reviews Nobrow Press' new imprint, Flying Eye Books.

Back on Tuesday.

Jan Carr

Jan Carr is the editor of Words & Pictures. Her fiction is older middle grade, she blogs occasionally and loves to write in magenta.

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