Congratulations to Our S.E.A Write Award Winners!

Our heartiest congratulations to the three winners from 2016-2018: Ovidia Yu, 谢裕民 (Chia Joo Ming), Peter Augustine Goh.

Established in 1979, the S.E.A Write Awards have been presented annually to poets and writers from the 10 ASEAN countries. These winners of Singapore were selected for their outstanding literary achievements and contributions to Singapore Literature.  

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya of Thailand will be presiding over the awards ceremony, which will be held at the Royal Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok on 25 November 2019. 

Catch #BuySingLit at Singapore Writers Festival 2019!

1-10 Nov 2019 
Gallery 1, The Arts House | Map

A SingLit adventure awaits you! Come find us at the SWF bookstore and pick up the Map of Singapore Bookstores booklet! Take part in the Singlit Bingo and crossword puzzle at SWF, and stand a chance to win exclusive collectibles!

SBC is co-presenting over 20 SBC programmes at SWF from 1-10 Nov 2019.  Come join us at the festival! Full programme line up here.


SBC Academy: Children's Book Boot Camp
16 Nov 2019 | 9:30AM - 5:30PM
SBC Training Room | $250 (Ticketing charges apply)
Trainer: Cynthea Liu

Join award-winning children's book writer Cynthea Liu for this boot camp, and whip your book into shape! You will learn about the nuances of prose, poetry, and everything in between to craft the perfect pitch.
HABA 2020 Call for Submission

A symbol of steadfast direction in children’s librarianship, Hedwig Anuar paved the way for unwavering quality in children’s literature. Be part of her legacy by submitting your book to the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2020. 

Submission Deadline: 16 December 2019, 5pm.

AFCC 2020 Call for Papers: Submit Now!

Want to join AFCC 2020 as a featured speaker?

If you are working in children's literature and YA fiction and tackling topics like climate change, translation, technology, multiculturalism and many more, we are interested in your work. Submit your proposal for AFCC 2020 now!

Building Our Imagine-nation.
Singapore Book Council (SBC) is a charity founded in 1968. Our mission is to Build Our Imagine-nation by developing creativity, imagination and original thought through writing, reading, illustration and storytelling. We organise literary arts festivals, training workshops and give out awards to recognise excellence in the field.
Because It All Starts With A Story.
All donations collected will go towards supporting the Book Council's programmes & activities. A 250% tax deduction is applicable on qualifying donations. Cash donations will be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching from the Cultural Matching Fund (CMF), which means your donation doubles in value.

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