Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017

National Library Building, Singapore

17 — 21 MAY 2017 ♦ Singapore

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes.
Indonesia is the country of focus for this year.

Find out more about this year’s



Our popular online illustration contest is back! 

This year’s theme revolves around: food, fantasy and Indonesia.

Submit an illustration inspired by these three keywords (you may refer to one word, or all three), and stand to win full passes to the Writers & Illustrators Conference!

Contest Details

Festival Highlights

Writers and Illustrators Conference

Featuring tracks on Illustration & Book Design / Young Adult / Kidlit / Translation / Library / Diversity In Kids & Ya Lit.


Cross-Platform Summit

A crossover networking opportunity for media and literary professionals while centring on multi-platform storytelling, pitching, interactive narrative and digital marketing.


Teachers Congress

The Preschool & Primary Teachers Congress features tracks for educators of both Pre-school and Primary children.


Parents Forum

The Parents Forum features tracks for parents of both Pre-school and Primary children.


Session Highlights

Possibility Room Kidlit YA

Not So Happily Ever After: Strange and Spooky Tales

Lee Battersby (Author), Heidi Shamsuddin (Author)

Children love the thrill of books that casts shadows. Create a narrative that chills and excites the imagination. Heidi Shamsuddin will uncover dark and spooky folklores in Asia while Lee Battersby will explore techniques that will give your readers a scare.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

Visitors Briefing Room Pre-school Primary

Technology and Collaborative Learning: A Meaningful Relationship

Max Loosen (General Manager, Xplor)

When educators, schools and parents use technology together, they can more effectively facilitate a child’s learning. Max Loosen shares how.

Part of Preschool & Primary Teachers Congress

What Past Speakers Say

Felicia Low-Jimenez

A fun session filled with practical tips from an established children’s book editor.

Felicia Low-Jimenez from AFCC 2016
Author (Singapore)
Dylan Yamada-Rice

The AFCC is unique in that it brings together academics, children’s book authors, illustrators and publishers. This provides a great chance to consider the topic of children’s content from multiple angles. It is also a bonus that the organisers are super helpful and friendly.

Dylan Yamada-Rice from AFCC 2015
Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, University of Sheffield (UK)

Festival Updates

Calling writers, illustrators and publishers!
Festival Updates

Calling writers, illustrators and publishers!

Meet and mingle with your readers and introduce new children’s books, apps, and other products to the public at our Book Launches! Closing date for application is 7 Feb.

Meet other publishers and agents from across the Asia Pacific region to sell and/or exchange your book rights and translation rights, negotiate co-publishing deals and other agreements at Rights Exchange. Closing date for submission is 28 Feb.

Early Worm
Festival Updates

Early Worm

Have you registered? Early Worm pricing ends on 3 Jan!
Register today!

Ms Claire Chiang’s Speech to SCBWI Japan

Ms Claire Chiang’s Speech to SCBWI Japan

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) Board of Advisors recently took a trip to Tokyo, Japan, to meet with various friends and partners who will be appearing and helping out at AFCC 2016. They toured the city and its suburbs and solidified plans for the event. During an AFCC Get-Together at the Tokyo Women's University ... READ FULL ENTRY

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