We invite both aspiring and established authors to pitch their children's books manuscripts to publishing professionals in the industry.

Open to Writers & Illustrators Conference participants.

Ever wanted to have 5-10 minutes to pitch your children’s books ideas to literary agents and publishing representatives from around the region? This could be your chance to get your works published!

To register for a Speed Pitching (Writing) slot, simply complete the form below and send it to [email protected].

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Cynthea Liu
President, Starts With Us, Inc. Executive Director, Bryan Johnson Foundation (USA)
Looking for: Titles that inspire and empower children to author their own lives. Open to children’s books of any format, age range and genre. Interested in books with diversity of all kinds. 

Andrea Pasion-Flores
Literary Agent, Jacaranda Literary Agency (PHILIPPINES)
Looking for: Literary fiction, fiction, non-fiction, picture books (both illustrated and not-illustrated), middle grade/YA fiction with a distinct, strong voice.

Sarah Odedina
Publisher, Pushkin Press (ENGLAND)

Looking for: Open to all genres and ages. Just ‘good’ books!

Daphne Lee
Editor, Scholastic Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
Looking for: Picture books to middle grade, but open to YA as well.

Kajiya, Bunsho

Managing Director, Shogakukan Asia (JAPAN - BASED IN SINGAPORE)

Looking for: Non-fiction, manga, picturebooks.

Eliza Teoh

Director, Bubbly Books Pte Ltd (SINGAPORE)

Looking for: Middle grade children's series and YA novels.