Get Published! Stay Published!

3 November, Thursday, 7.30pm to 9pm (SGT) | SBC Training Room | $15, $12 (Buddy tickets), $10 for students and seniors 

It's time to turn a corner with your manuscript—and get yourself published! Kirstin Chen's novel Bury What We Cannot Take was shorlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2020. Her newest book Counterfeit is a New York Times Best Seller and a Reese Book Club pick. Lauren Ho's international bestselling novels include her debut Last Tang Standing, and her latest book Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic has received critical acclaim.

Both speakers know how to stay published, and they will share how to polish, pitch and publish your manuscript in this insightful panel. You can also expect to learn the types of publishers in the industry, and understand which is the best home for your manuscript. 

Play & Pedagogy: 2 Models for Educational Practitioners

29 October, Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm (SGT) | In-person, SBC Training Room | $60, $48 (Buddy tickets), $35 for students and seniors

Gamify your students' experience in this interactive workshop conducted by Alanna Yeo, the co-founder of Curious Chimeras, a game design house that specialises in experimental gaming. Learn how to use tabletop game mechanics as a tool to drive motivation and reinforce learning and develop teamwork among your students.

Past SBC Academy attendees can request for a special promo code for 20% off tickets! This programme is best suited for you if your students are in secondary school level or higher.

SWF Spotlight: SEA Focus Programmes

4-20 November, Various Locations| $30 (SWF Festival Pass)

We are co-presenting the SEA Focus festival track at the Singapore Writers Festival! SEA Focus features the best and latest of Southeast Asian literature across a wide range of topics:

i) Lowlife meets high tech in "A Southeast Asian Cyberpunk Dream".
ii) Examine the role of myths in world-building with SBC Academy speaker Alanna Yeo from Curious Chimeras.
iii) Discover the nuances and sensitivities of translating Souteast Asian literature with Nguyễn An Lý, who has translated Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, and poetry from The Lord of the Rings.

Get your festival passes for these programmes and more below!

SABA: Final Call for Entries

Deadline: 31 October 2022, 5 pm (SGT)

You have Asian roots and an unpublished children’s book manuscript. How are you going to get your story published? Send it in for the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)!

SABA is a joint initiative by Scholastic Asia and Singapore Book Council (SBC) to recognise excellence in children’s literature. Former SABA winners include Joel Donato Ching Jacob and Ching Yeung Russell.

Join the ranks of these acclaimed writers to win SGD 10,000 in prize money and a potential publishing deal with Scholastic Asia. This is your last week to send us your manuscript! Find out more here.

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