Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) is an annual festival that promotes and advocates the creation, development and appreciation of quality Asian stories for children and young adults. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, the festival's main programmes comprise conference presentations, panels, masterclasses, workshops, and lectures. AFCC also features a book fair showcasing a diverse selection of books from Singapore, Asian and international publishers, as well as a line-up of free public programmes. 

AFCC is a unique event in Asia that provides an opportunity for various practitioners, including writers, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, academics, teachers, librarians and parents to meet, learn, hone their craft, and develop cross-cultural collaborations.


Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

AFCC 2020 - Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce an open call for papers for AFCC 2020. If you are passionate about books and stories for children and young adults (YA), please send in a proposal for your presentation and stand the chance to be featured at AFCC 2020!

AFCC 2020 will run from 28 – 31 May 2020, at the National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064. 

Theme: Voyages

We invite you to envision a world filled with possibilities as we traverse boundaries, redefine narratives and discover new truths. Cast your eyes on the theme of “Voyages” and immerse yourself in the world of stories for children and young adults. From new beginnings to uncharted territories, adventures await at AFCC 2020!


Applicants may submit applications that engage with AFCC’s three broad programming tracks – Writers and Illustrators, Teacher and Parents and Cross-Platform

Preference will be given to applicants who have not presented at AFCC and/or who have not presented in the last three editions of the festival. Regular applicants with strong proposals that relate to the key themes are nonetheless encouraged to send in their applications for consideration. 

Please refer to the Call for Paper guidelines for more information.

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The submissions for AFCC 2020 Call for Papers will run from 14 October to 6 December 2019.

Please refer to the guidelines above before submitting your application via the link below. Incomplete applications will not be entertained. 



Applications for Call for Paper submissions open – 14 October 2019      

Applications for Call for Paper submissions close – 6 December 2019, 2359h 

Notification of application status – 20 January 2020

Confirmation of presentation details – 14 February 2020 

For more information on AFCC and the Call for Papers, please visit and follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more updates. 


AFCC 2019

A big thank you to everyone for making the 2019 Asian Festival of Children's Content a huge success! We welcomed more than 500 attendees from Singapore and around the world and featured close to 150 speakers in over 120 sessions. Relive the memories and view photos from the festival here.   

Save the dates for AFCC 2020: 28-31 May! It will be held at the National Library Singapore.



For enquiries, please contact [email protected].

For more information on AFCC, please visit


Past Festivals

 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011