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Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing

Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing

The Academy of Literary Arts and Publishing Singapore offers quality training in skills upgrading for the publishing and literary arts sector.

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Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014

A festival that brings together content creators and anyone interested in quality Asian content for children around the world. 

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Singapore Literature Prize

Singapore Literature Prize

Singapore Literature Prize is now open for submission!

The prestigious award will now have  three categories: Fiction (Short Story and Novel), Poetry, and Literary Non-Fiction. Prizes will be awarded for works in Singapore’s four official languages.

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The Book Council
is a non-profit, charitable organisation committed to addressing the needs of writers, publishers, storytellers, book suppliers, libraries as well as the reading & literary communities.

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Scholastic Asian Book Award 2014 Shortlist [Apr 24]

The 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award Shortlist was announced this morning at the 2014 Asian Festival of Children's Content Press Conference! These five authors have been chosen as having written the five best stories this year, and we congratulate them heartily! You will no doubt be hearing... Details

London Book Fair [Apr 8]

Deputy Directory Kenneth Quek and Senior Manager Celine Chow are in London right now representing the Book Council at the London Book Fair. The Singapore Booth has been built up to make it look like a kopitiam back home, and even though Kenneth is mopping the floors, I... Details

Book Industry April Fool’s Pranks [Apr 2]

April 1st has long been a day in which we've all needed to watch ourselves, whether we have annoying siblings, overzealous colleagues, or just slightly naive sensibilities while rummaging through the Internet. Once in a while, however, these April Fool's jokes and pranks are actually funny, and... Details

[Calendar]Upcoming Events

[Apr 25]

This course is for those who have recently stepped into the publishing industry and those who would like a refresher on the basics of copyediting for non-fiction. Website

[Apr 26]

Let seasoned writer Verena Tay share with you tips on how to make your characters appear like living, breathing 3-D persons that speak naturally. Website

[Apr 26]

In this workshop for adults, learn strategies to support young children in creating a picture book. Learn the 5Ws necessary for the storyboard and the story stages to produce your very own picture book. Website

[May 30 – Jun 4]

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) brings together content creators and producers with parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in quality Asian content for children. Website

[Jun 21]

The Advanced Fiction workshop aims to help writers who already have a grasp of the basics of writing fiction further perfect and develop their craft. Website


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