Asian Festival of Children’s Content

25 — 29 May 2016
Country of Focus: Japan


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.

Call for Exhibitors

AFCC Media Mart & Book Fair

Deadline: 15 December 2015
The AFCC Media Mart & Book Fair is a marketplace for publishers from Singapore and Asia. Focusing on children's books, it is open to public visitors to discover and buy the latest literature and content for edutainment from across the region.  In 2016, we'll be opening up the booths free-of-charge. 

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Call for submissions

Books & product launches

Deadline: 15 Feburary 2016
AFCC’s book and product launches are public events where writers, illustrators and publishers can meet and mingle with their readers and introduce new children’s books, apps, and other products to the public. 

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book illustrators gallery (BIG)

Deadline: 1 March 2016
The Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) aims to showcase the works of local and regional illustrators and artists – across genres and borders – and promote them to a wider audience.

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first look- illustration critique

Deadline: 18 May 2016
First Look is an opportunity for illustrators who are considering publishing a picture book to share their illustrations with a panel of international publishing experts who will view the illustrations and comment on the illustrations before an audience. 

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First pages- writing critique

Deadline: 18 May 2016
Writers are invited to submit their best first page of an unpublished manuscript by Friday May 15, 2015 to be read and commented on by a panel of international publishing experts before an audience.

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portfolio review

Deadline: 30 April 2016
At this exclusive AFCC session, delegates get a special chance to have a one-to-one consultation session with illustrators from Asia and around the world and show them their children’s book illustrations.

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