The Singapore Literature Prize is a biennal award competition to recognise outstanding published works (fiction, poetry and non-fiction) by Singaporeans and Permanent Residents in the English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil languages. 

Do note that the closing date for entries is on Friday 19 January 2018. Shortlisted entries will be announced on May 2018, and the winners will be announced on Thursday 12 July 2018. 
The entry forms, as well as accompanying attachments (photo of NRICs, authors' biographies, synopsis and book covers), are to be submitted online. The physical copies of the books must be sent to the Book Council's new address (below), either in person or post: 

90 Goodman Road
Blk E #03-32
Singapore 439053

More information about the Singapore Literature Prize can be found here


CREATOR COLLECTIVE 2018 - Learn how to create compelling content and build online audience through content marketing

The Creator Collective is a content creation and marketing education course with a mission! Participants will learn how to tell compelling stories, create great content and build an online audience through content marketing. Over 10 half-day workshops, you will learn from popular content creators and some of the best minds in Asia’s media industry and apply these learnings to a real content brief provided by a brand. And you won’t do this alone! Each participant will become part of a group which will compete to provide the best content solution to win prize money and a feature in a leading online publication. No fee is required but places are limited so sign up now! Registration deadline is on Monday 8 January 2018

More information about the programme can be found here

BETT London 2018

Bett London, 2018
24-27 January 2018, Excel, London, United Kingdom
Creating a better future by transforming education
Bett is the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape, bringing together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech start ups and over 34,700 attendees (131 countries represented) from the global education community, that come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as the role technology and innovation plays in enabling all educators and learners to thrive.
Our mission and brand values
At Bett we believe in creating a better future by transforming education. Our mission is to bring together people, ideas, practices and technologies so that educators and learners can fulfil their potential.

5-9 September 2018, Singapore

Do you write or illustrate stories for children? Are you looking for the hottest new trend in YA novels? Are you looking for the latest tips and techniques in early literacy? If so, the AFCC in Singapore is the place to be! You can explore the Asian market with publishing and media professionals, network with distinguished authors and illustrators, learn important information on early literacy from childhood experts, and find the latest books and content from Asia and beyond.


The Secretariat is Hiring!

We are looking for a Business Development and Administrative Executive to assist us in the delivery of our events and seminars, scout for new business opportunities, as well as strengthen the ties between member companies and the Association. 

The main responsibilities of this new position are:

  • Develop and drive marketing campaigns for all SBPA programmes and activities and coordination with all relevant parties
  • Recruit new members into SBPA and enhance and maintain relationships with existing members
  • Identify business trends and opportunities and generate business opportunities for SBPA and its members
  • Maintain and constantly update SBPA websites
  • Provide administrative support (i.e. bookkeeping, recording of minutes of meetings)
  • Handle any other responsibilities and duties that may be assigned from time to time. 

Please visit our job advertisement on Jobstreet here to get more information on the job requirements and qualifications required.

As always, you may also drop the Secretariat an e-mail (info@singaporebookpublishers.sg) for further information.

Singapore Book Awards 2018 - Open for Submissions

The Singapore Book Publishers Association is pleased to announce that it will be accepting nominations from Members for books published in Singapore from 2 December 2016 to 1 December 2017.

The deadline for the submission of entry forms is Wednesday 31 January 2018. After review and finalisation by the Secretariat, three hard copies of each nominated title are to be sent to the Secretariat Office by Wednesday 14 February 2018.

The Secretariat will announce the shortlisted titles and the details of the Awards Ceremony at a later date.

Each book publisher can only submit up to a maximum of 3 titles for each category. There will be a registration fee of $30 per title for members. Non-members will have to pay a registration fee of $50 per title.


The award categories for the 2018 Awards are:

  1. Book of the Year
  2. Best Fiction Title
  3. Best Non-Fiction Title
  4. Best Children’s Picture Book (5 – 7 years old)
  5. Best Education Title
  6. Best Young Adult and Middle Grade Title (7 – 18 years old)
  7. Best Book Cover
  8. Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Title


Please click below to download the following:


Please click here for more information about the Book Awards. 

Please contact the Secretariat via e-mail (info@singaporebookpublishers.sg) for further information.

London Book Fair 2018

Call for Participants

The London Book Fair 2018 will take place from Tuesday 10 April to Thursday 12 April 2018. It remains the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. 

To register for a booth space with SBPA, please sign and fax the Booking Form to 6377 0890 or e-mail to betty@englishcorner.sg and 

info@singaporebookpublishers.sg by Monday 15 January 2018

Please click here to download the booking form for London Book Fair.

Please contact us at info@singaporebookpublishers.sg if you have further queries. Thank you.