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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2023 : Play!

Festival Highlights

AFCC 2023 Highlights 

With the theme of "Play!", AFCC explored the fun side of children’s literature and books through the many programmes that took place from  25 to 28 May at the National Library Building. 

Relive some of our favourite moments in the highlights video here!



Submit for Scholastic Picture Book Award 2024

We are currently calling for submissions for the 2024 Scholastic Picture Book Award. Stand a chance for your picture book manuscript to be published should it be selected as the winning entry. The deadline for submissions is  31 October 2023, 5pm (SGT).

Check out the guidelines and information on how to submit here. 

Festival Updates

AFCC 2024 Call for Papers now open

We are now accepting submissions for the AFCC 2024 Call for Papers. Send in your proposal now if you have an interesting programme idea that explores the theme of "Curiosity". Find out more here. 

Winner of SABA 2023 announced! 

Congratulations to Varsha Varghese for being selected as the winner for the 2023 Scholastic Asian Book Award. Find out more about her and the  shortlists here.

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What Attendees Say

AFCC is important as it highlights the significance of Asian children's literature and how Asian kidlit by Asian authors means so much for our children. We write the stories we know and we own our experiences. 
Joyce Chng, speaker at AFCC 2023
One of my AFCC highlights is the author meet and greet and book signing sessions. They were something special to remember!
Fairuz Atiqah, attendee at AFCC 2023

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is the leading festival in Asia for children’s stories and young adult (YA) fiction. Targeted at writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, educators and media professionals, AFCC offers a series of exciting programmes, including panel discussions, presentations, workshops, lectures, masterclasses, networking sessions and public programmes that promote the creation and appreciation of quality children's literature and YA with a focus on Asian themes. 

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