The next Scholastic Asian Book Award is now open.
Singapore, 25 June 2015 - The National Book Development
Council of Singapore (The Book Council),
in partnership with Scholastic Asia,
continues to administer the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA).
carries a grand prize of publication through Scholastic Asia, as well as a cash
prize of $10,000.
2 The award is
open to all creators aged 18 and above living in Asia and of Asian
descent. The award is looking for chapter book, novel, or
short story collection manuscripts of at
least 6,000 words targeted at children
7-17 years of age.
Director of the National Book Development Council of Singapore Mr R Ramachandran
says, “After three very successful award periods that saw six books published
by Scholastic Asia, and
three more on the way, we are very excited for what entrants
to this fourth iteration of the Scholastic
Asian Book Award might produce. Asia
has many diverse voices, and we want to hear as many of them
4 Director of
Scholastic Asia Selina Lee says, “There is an increasing demand for Asian content
and we have seen incredible work coming in through the Scholastic Asian Book Award.
six of the winning manuscripts and are looking forward to bring
more inspiring stories to the world of
5 SABA 2016 is
open for submissions, and will close on 1 September 2015, with shortlisted authors
announced in April 2016. Published and
unpublished authors may enter, but all entries must be original,
(For more details on the competition and prize categories,
please refer to the included documents.)
Please contact Adan Jimenez for further enquiries and
National Book Development Council of Singapore
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