Yes, forget your January abstinence - it's time for the champagne to flow and cake to be eaten. Please raise your glasses and forks and make some noise for the twelve talented authors and five illustrators who will be featured in the UV 2014 Anthology.
Hip hip hooray! to these twelve authors and their winning novel extracts
Katrina Charman (Berkshire) - Phoenix
Christian Colussi (London) - This Grimm Life
Sarah Dalkin (London) - Vickery Barnet Recurring
Claire Fayers (Cardiff) - The Voyage of the Onion
Emma Higham (London) - The Wing Giver
Shirley-Anne McMillan (Castlewellan) - A Good Hiding
Matt Ralphs (Kent) - Fire Girl
Rachel Rivett (Hampshire) - Traitor Girl
Bronwen Roscoe (Surrey) - Atticus Trump and the Astro Fart
Susan Sandercock (Essex) - Southend Loaded
Tioka Tokedira (France) - The Stone Cutter
Hurrah hurrah! to these five illustrators who will have an illustration in the anthology
James Brown (Nottingham)
Dave Gray (Mansfield)
Olivia Palmer (London)
Sarah Palmer (Coventry)
Julia Walther (Germany)
What an amazing feeling it must be! You’ll be able to download a copy of the anthology soon at undiscoveredvoices.com and I can't wait to read it... but meanwhile please join me with a huge WOOOHOOOO!!!!! for these talented finalists. Let's wish them lots of lovely jubbly publishing success for the future!
Tania Tay is an ex-advertising copywriter and has been published in Sable LitMag. She is currently writing a YA romantic thriller, and is on the editorial team at Words & Pictures.