Congratulations UV longlist-ers!

So the moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived and it's time to crack open the champers and dig into a whopping slice of cake to celebrate the Undiscovered Voices longlisted writers and illustrators. Twenty seven writers and eight illustrators were selected from over 200 submissions from SCBWI members in Europe. What an achievement!

The twelve novel extracts and five illustrations that will appear in the anthology will be announced in early January.

We're especially dancing-around-the-room excited at Words & Pictures that our brilliant Features Editor Katrina Charman and Regular Contributor Georgina Kirk made the longlist.... Yay!!

And for those of us who didn't make it - myself included - let's remember that plenty of SCBWI's who didn't get into the UV anthologies have become successfully published and soon-to-be published authors anyway.... Paula Harrison, Teri Terry, Christina Banach and many more... please feel free to add your names in the comments below to console us non-longlisters! It's a brilliant opportunity and lives will be changed - but it's not the only opportunity!

Slug back the champers and congratulate the following 27 longlisted writers!

Emma Bayley
Kathryn Leigh Berry 
Christian Colussi 
Sarah Dalkin 
Rachel Davison 
Shirley-Anne McMillan 
Karen Moore 
Joanne Romand 
Bronwen Roscoe 
Susan Sandercock 

Now dig into a fat slice of cake and celebrate these eight longlisted illustrators!

Maika G. Montava
Julia Walther 

Let's wish them luck for January! 

If you're on the longlist and would like us to profile you in January in Celebrations, please email with a photo, a brief bio, and a few words on your feelings about making the UV longlist.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations one and all! What a fine list and thank you for the links - it's lovely to see who you are!
    if any one else wants me to add their link please do send to editorATbritishcbwiDOTorg.


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