Undiscovered Voices – advice for children’s writers

Undiscovered Voices is a competition for unpublished and un-agented writers and illustrators living in the EU, in partnership with SCBWI British Isles. Find out more here: http://www.undiscoveredvoices.com/
(Entries open: 1st July to 15th August 2013)

I’ve got hold of 5 videos featuring some of the top names in children’s publishing giving advice to SCBWI members as part of the Undiscovered Voices competition launch of April 18th 2013. The videos are a little on the quiet side unfortunately but they make for a fascinating insight into the publishing world and the speakers have some really good advice to share.
The panel includes; Ben Horslen – Editorial Director of Puffin, Gemma Cooper – Agent at The Bent Agency, Sallyanne Sweeney – Agent at Watson Little Ltd, Samantha Smith – Publisher at Scholastic and Sarah Lambert – Editorial Director at Quercus Children’s Books.

Undiscovered Voices 2014 Writers part 1 Making Your Manuscript Stand Out:

Undiscovered Voices 2014 Writers part 2 Judging Panel’s Mistakes to Avoid and Advice on Genre:

Undiscovered Voices 2014 Writers part 3 – Tips for Undiscovered Voices Writers:

Undiscovered Voices 2014 – Writers Bonus – Ben and Sam discuss “Is there ever a time for exposition:

Undiscovered Voices 2014 – Writers Bonus – The Panel discuss their recent acquisitions and why they loved them:

Published by Jill London

Hi, I’m Jill, a writer and teacher living in the UK, usually behind a desk but sometimes on a sofa with a book or a film. I began writing at around age three, legibly by five, although I didn’t write any stories until I was older. Aged eleven, I began writing children’s fiction, mostly middle-grade fantasy and I’m still doing it to this day. I have had stories published online and in My Weekly magazine. The best bit about writing is when ideas pop into your head (from the writing fairy presumably?) and everything starts clipping together like a jigsaw puzzle. The worst bit? When you start to get the feeling there's a piece missing from the box...

9 thoughts on “Undiscovered Voices – advice for children’s writers

    1. Thank you so much, it’s really appreciated!!! I’ve been so bad with awards recently and haven’t been keeping up with them but I love that you thought of me xx


      1. Not really I am not kind! Why does everyone in WordPress sound the same? On a serious note, liked your blog for its focus on a subject that haunts my head all the time. Looking forward


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