Singapore Literature Prize

This biennial competition is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents whose works of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction have been published in Singapore or abroad during specified period of time in any of Singapore’s four official languages — English, Chinese, Malay, or Tamil.

Singapore Literature Prize

The Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) carries an award of $10,000 for the winner in each of the four languages for all three categories. In addition, the winners will be awarded with a specially commissioned plaque.

Objectives:

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SLP 2018 Programme Booklet

 

SLP 2018 Commemorative Book

 

*Updated 6 August*

The Singapore Literature Prize 2018 Award Ceremony was held on 6 August 2018, 6.30pm. See winners list and details here.

Singapore Literature Prize 2018 Winners:

Poetry

 

Creative Non-Fiction

 

Fiction

Head over to our Facebook page for photos of the Award Ceremony.  Check out our photos and tag yourselves or your friends in the photos.

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The shortlists for SLP 2018 have been announced. Please see below.

You Are Invited!  
For the first time in the history of the Singapore Literature Prize, we are inviting the public to attend the awards ceremony. Come meet your favourite local writers and honour their best works! This open invitation is also to mark the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Book Council this year, and to celebrate Singapore's birthday through our books and stories. Free registration here.

SLP Campus

SLP Campus is an outreach initiative by the Singapore Book Council to promote SLP writers and SingLit in schools. Students will learn more about Singaporean authors writing in the four languages through meet-the-author sessions, workshops or talks, and gain a deeper understanding of SingLit. To book an SLP Campus session, please drop us an email at [email protected].

SLP 2018 FACEBOOK CONTEST: JUDGE A BOOK COVER & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but who ever said you can't judge a book cover?

Now here's your chance - vote for your favourite book cover, and stand a chance to win that book!

Click here to play. 

This contest closes on 20th July 2018 (Friday) at 11:59am

*Terms and conditions apply

 

Shortlisted WRITERS and Judges Information:

Poetry - Chinese


Poetry - English

 

Poetry - Malay


Poetry - Tamil


Creative Non-Fiction - Chinese


Creative Non-Fiction - English


Creative Non-Fiction - Malay


Creative Non-Fiction - Tamil


Fiction - Chinese

Fiction - English

Fiction - Malay

Fiction - Tamil

 

SLP Judges Shortlist

Poetry - Chinese

Poetry - English 

Poetry - Malay

 

Poetry - Tamil

 

Creative Non-Fiction - Chinese

Creative Non-Fiction - English

Creative Non-Fiction - Malay

Creative Non-Fiction - Tamil

Fiction - Chinese

Fiction - English

Fiction - Malay

Fiction - Tamil

2018 Announcement Press Release (PDF) 

Annex III to V

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Past Winners & Shortlists

Shortlists are listed in no order of merit:
2016 | 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004 | 2000 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992

The Singapore Literature Prize 2016 was supported by the National Arts Council and various sponsors and partners.

SILVER SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSOR

OFFICIAL BOOKSTORE

Little India Shopkeepers
and Heritage Association

Singapore Press Holdings
Foundation

MPH Bookstores
 

 

2016 Announcement Press Release (PDF)

2016 Record Submissions Press Release (PDF)

2016 Official Bookstore Press Release (PDF)

2016 WINNERS & Shortlists

English Fiction

Chinese Fiction

Malay Fiction

Tamil Fiction

English Poetry

Chinese Poetry

Malay Poetry

Tamil Poetry

English Creative Non-Fiction

Chinese Creative Non-Fiction

Malay Creative Non-Fiction

Tamil Creative Non-Fiction

2014 Winners & Shortlists

English Fiction

Chinese Fiction

Malay Fiction

Tamil Fiction

English Poetry

Chinese Poetry

Malay Poetry

Tamil Poetry

English Creative Non-Fiction

Chinese Creative Non-Fiction

Malay Creative Non-Fiction

Tamil Creative Non-Fiction

2012 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

2010 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

2008 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

2006 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

2004 Winners & Shortlists

English Books

Chinese Books

Malay Books

Tamil Books

The Dymocks Singapore Literature Prize 2000

Winner: A River of Roses by Rex Shelley

1998 Winners

Fiction

1997 Winner

Poetry

Merit: Driving into Rain by Paul Tan

1996 Winners

Fiction

1995 Winners

Poetry

1994 Winners

Fiction

1993 Winners

Poetry

Drama

1992 Winners

Fiction

Creative Non-Fiction - Chinese

Downloads

SLP 2018 Rules & Regulations (English) (0.50 MB pdf)
SLP 2018 Rules & Regulations (Chinese) (0.55 MB pdf)
SLP 2018 Rules & Regulations (Malay) (0.04 MB pdf)
SLP 2018 Rules & Regulations (Tamil) (0.48 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Official Press Release (0.19 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Record Submissions Press Release (0.19 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Official Bookstore Press Release (0.19 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Rules & Regulations (English) (0.28 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Rules & Regulations (Chinese) (0.33 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Rules & Regulations (Malay) (0.17 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Rules & Regulations (Tamil) (0.06 MB pdf)
SLP 2016 Entry Form (0.10 MB pdf)
2014 Shortlist and Winners (0.43 MB pdf)
2012 Shortlist (0.11 MB jpg)
2010 Shortlist (2.36 MB pdf)
2008 Shortlist (2.10 MB pdf)
2006 Shortlist (1.48 MB pdf)