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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) provides a platform for authors and illustrators to be a part of AFCC’s programmes to support and grow the awareness of quality Asian publications and programmes for children.

Other than participating in the conference segment of AFCC, applicants interested in being part of AFCC’s public programmes can apply for a book launch.

While best efforts will be made to accommodate all requests for a book launch, a selection will be made based on the application’s relevance to AFCC due to the limited number of available book launch slots.

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 General Information 

  • Applications are open to all books published for commercial release between June 2023 and May 2024.
  • Books to be launched must be relevant to AFCC’s mission of celebrating and promoting quality Asian content for children, and that showcase excellence in children’s book publishing.
  • As only a limited number of slots are available, these will be allocated at the organiser’s discretion and on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Priority will be given to books that are recently published (between Jan to May 2024) and that have not been launched or featured in previous book launches.
  • The book launches will take place at programming venues within the National Library Building from 23 to 26 May 2024.
  • All book launch slots are allocated in a single one (1) hour slot inclusive of any set-up or pack up time required.
  • Logistical support for the venue will be provided upon confirmation of the application.
  • Details of all confirmed launches will be publicised on the AFCC website and other collaterals where applicable.
  • Each applicant is strongly encouraged to conduct publicity and marketing campaigns of their own event.

Application Guidelines 

  • Only books/products that are or will be published or released from June 2023 to May 2024 will be accepted for consideration. Books that were previously launched at AFCC 2023 will not be considered for launches at AFCC 2024.
  • The sale of books during the launch can only be made through the official bookstore for AFCC 2024 or via a booth at the AFCC Book Fair.
  • Applicants are required to submit details of the book, publisher, author and illustrator where applicable or indicated in the application form.
  • An extract of the book should accompany the submission but a physical copy of the book should also be submitted to the Singapore Book Council before the deadline for submissions.
  • The closing date for submissions for the application is Friday 5 April 2024, 6.30pm (Singapore time).
To apply for a book launch slot at AFCC 2024, please complete the online form here by Friday 5 April 2024, 6.30pm. 
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further inquiries, please contact for clarification.