Thursday, January 17, 2013

Call for Submissions : The Scholastic Asian Book Award 2014

Have you written a children’s story that is INSPIRED BY ASIA?
The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) is the joint initiative of the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic. SABA recognises children's writers of Asian origin and their efforts to celebrate Asian life and experiences, and share them with the world. The award also aims to promote the understanding of the Asian experience and its expression in innovative and creative forms.

The objectives of the SABA are as follows:
• To recognise excellence in fiction in Asian stories for children
• To showcase the diversity of literary talent within Asia
• To encourage and inspire more Asian-themed books and stories

The closing date for the 2014 SABA is 21st October 2013, 5pm (Singapore time). The organisers shall not be responsible for any manuscripts lost or damaged in transit. The results will be declared in May 2014, at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.

The Award-Winning Manuscript
The best manuscript will be awarded the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA), and win a prize of 
S$10,000 and a plaque. The winning manuscript will be considered by Scholastic Asia for publication.

The First & Second Runners-Up
The first and second runners-up will be awarded plaques and offered advice by Scholastic Asia on editing their manuscripts to submit for publication.

Click here for more details.

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