I know this is a little late but hey, the deadline is not over yet! If you’re a writer without any prior publishing experience, do take part in this competition! =3
The SPH-NAC Golden Point Award (GPA) 2009 is Singapore’s national and premiere creative writing competition. The SPH-NAC GPA is held in conjunction with the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), the nation’s only major literary event and one of the few literary festivals in Asia that is multi-lingual. The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) and the SPH-NAC GPA is co-organised by the National Arts Council and The Arts House. Singapore Press Holdings and Singapore Press Holdings Foundation are also the Official Sponsors for SWF 2009.
Started in 1993 to promote the art of creative writing in the four major languages of Singapore – English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil – it is the only national literary writing competition to have two main categories – short story and poetry – in every language.
Aims of the SPH-NAC GPA:
- Identify new creative writing talent
- Promote the art of creative writing
- Encourage talented local writers to strive for the highest level of literary skill
- Create a conducive environment for creative thinking and literary expression in Singapore
The SPH-NAC GPA accepts only original and unpublished works. No prior experience in publishing or writing professionally is needed for interested participants.
Window for submissions: 10 March 2009 to 29 May 2009.
For more details and to download the forms, simply visit Singapore Writers Festival.
Another interesting article I would like to draw your attention to is this List of Printers. It provides valuable information on what you might expect from printers when printing your books. Quite informative although the context may be different from Singapore. Have a read though coz it’s really useful. =)