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17 Oct 2021

Singapore | Asian Festival of Children's Content 2022 - call for papers

An open call for papers is announced for the Asian Festival of Children's Content AFCC 2022. If you are passionate about books and stories for children and young adults (YA), please send in a proposal for your presentation and stand the chance to be featured at AFCC 2022!

AFCC is the leading festival in Asia focusing on children’s books and stories and young adult (YA) fiction. Targeted at writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, parents, educators and media producers, this unique festival offers a series of exciting panel discussions, workshops, author talks, masterclasses, pitching sessions, and networking events. AFCC promotes the creation and appreciation of quality children’s literature and YA with a focus on Asian themes.

Since its establishment in 2010, AFCC has grown to become a key literary event in the region, attracting many local and international speakers, as well as thousands of delegates and participants, providing an opportunity for academics, writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, distributors, parents, teachers, and librarians to meet, learn, hone their craft, and develop cross-cultural collaborations.

AFCC 2022 Theme - Lit Up! 

Amidst the pandemic, climate change, societal upheavals and numerous challenges that we are face today, books serve as an ever-present source of comfort. They are a beacon of hope and light, with a myriad of stories and ideas that excite, inspire and connect us in many ways.

At AFCC 2022, we will mark the theme "Lit Up!" to celebrate the power of books, literature and our imagination. We will shine a spotlight on stories of the human spirit and perseverance, and explore how books and publishing initiatives are used to tackle pressing issues like the environment, diversity and mental wellness.

AFCC 2022 will run from 26 – 29 May 2022, and will take place as a hybrid event, with a mix of in-person and virtual sessions. Virtual sessions will take place on a dedicated online platform while in-person sessions will take place at the National Library Building Singapore. 

See website for all details on the call.

Deadline for proposals: 17 October 2021

Successful applicants will receive a complimentary full Festival pass, which includes admission to conference sessions during the event and VOD access post-event. The Festival Pass excludes admission to separately ticketed events (e.g. Masterclasses).

Please note that applicants selected through the Call for Papers will not receive a speaker’s honorarium. Travel and accommodation (if applicable and required) for overseas applicants will not be covered by AFCC