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Aug 25, 2015


Birds: An Annotated Bibliography – Call for Recommendations

Calling for recommendations for bird-themed picture books for the 2016 AFCC annotated bibliography!


Jun 17, 2015


Beyond Words 2015!

Beyond Words 2015 is Looking for Malay and Tamil Children's Books and Young Adult Novels!


Mar 6, 2015


All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2015

On 28 February and 1 March 2015, over 320 participants turned up for NBDCS' All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2015!

The 2-day festival, which was held at the new [email protected] at orchardgateway, featured a total of 21 speakers, 6 moderators, 11 panel and seminar discussions, and 5 workshops. Speakers included Felix Cheong, Ray Pang, Otto Fong, Verena Tay, Catherine Carvell and Samantha De Silva. 


Jan 21, 2015


Singapore to be Guest of Honour Country at New Delhi World Book Fair 2015

As part of celebrating 50 years of close and cordial bilateral diplomatic relations, Singapore is the Guest of Honour Country at the upcoming New Delhi World Book Fair to be held from 14-22 February 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.


Jan 29, 2014


Call for Additional Staff

Are you looking for ways to get involved in Singapore’s Literary and Publishing scene?

Are you hoping to make a real difference in the lives of Singaporeans?

The Book Council is currently looking for leaders to join its small but dynamic Secretariat to be an advocate for and promote its programmes.

The Book Council staff will have the chance to :

  • Experience some of the city’s best literary events
  • Meet writers and members of the book and publishing community in Singapore and the region
  • Assist in organising training programmes
  • Develop personal and professional relationships with members of the literary arts and publishing community

We are looking for young professionals in the literary and publishing field who are passionate about our mission and who are looking for meaningful ways to engage with our diverse initiatives.  You can be a young writer on the side, a marketing and PR Executive hoping to get experience in the non-profit sector, or someone mature looking to give back to your community.


Dec 16, 2013


Call for Intern

The Book Council is looking for an intern! If you are interested in working in the literary arts scene, the Book Council would be a great place to start. You will have the opportunity to work with authors, illustrators, publishers and other content creators. 


Oct 8, 2013


SEA Write Award 2013 Winner: Yeng Pway Ngon

Yeng Pway Ngon is a poet, novelist, playwright and critic who has published 25 books: five novels, two collections of short stories, three volumes of poetry, two collections of stage plays, 11 volumes of essays and a collection each of social critiques and literary critiques. Yeng’s work is noted for its examination of the modern human condition, and has been translated to English, Malay and even Dutch.


Sep 1, 2013


Call for ACTA Certified Trainers

Call for : Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) Certified Trainers for the Publishing Sector
Note: The ACTA certificate is awarded by the Workforce Development Agency.