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Call for Illustrators for Picture Books

Singapore, 28 March, 2013—Hello, all you illustrators out there! We are looking for an experienced and reliable artist to bring to life four picture book stories about three siblings who have adventures around Singapore. The style should preferably be hand-drawn and not realistic (a little quirky is good!).

Please send us samples (or links to samples) of your work, along with a sample full-colour illustration of three siblings: a girl about seven years old, a boy about five years old, and a three-year-old boy. Don’t forget to include your contact info! Book experience is a big plus.

We will only contact you if selected. Illustrator should be able to commence work straightaway and complete all four titles in six months.

Please send your submissions to:
Sheri Tan | Editor, Epigram Books

March 28, 2013 by Epigram Books Admin

Call for Submissions: Comic Manuscripts

Call for Submissions of Singapore Comics and Graphic Novels

Singapore, 18 March, 2013—Calling all aspiring comics creators! Local independent publisher Epigram Books invites you to submit your manuscripts to be considered for publication.

With support from the Media Development Authority, Epigram Books has published three comics by local creators in 2012—Ten Sticks and One Rice by Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise by drewscape and Scenegapore by miel. The Girl Under the Bed by Dave Chua and Xiao Yan is forthcoming in 2013 and The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Eisner-nominated Sonny Liew in 2015.

We are especially enthusiastic about work that is set locally and/or reflects a Singaporean or regional perspective. We welcome submissions from both established and first-time creators, and partial manuscripts or detailed book proposals are welcome.

For further information or queries, contact:
Ruth Wan | Managing Editor, Epigram Books | +65 6292-4456

March 18, 2013 by Epigram Books Admin

Call For Submissions: ‘Best New Singaporean Short Stories’


Call for Submissions for Reprint Anthology Series

Singapore, 8/10/2012 — Epigram Books and editor Jason Erik Lundberg are excited to announce the premiere volume of Best New Singaporean Short Stories, a new biennial anthology series of Singaporean short fiction, with an expected publication date of May 2013.

“We have wanted to put together this series for a long time,” said Epigram Books publisher Edmund Wee. “It is important to collect and promote the excellent new short fiction being published by Singaporean writers, and no one else in Singapore has yet done so in this way.”

Epigram Books is now considering nominations from periodical editors and book publishers who have published English-language stories by Singaporean writers, both in Singapore and abroad. Authors must be Singaporean citizens or permanent residents.

The original appearance of the nominated stories is required to have been published in magazines, literary journals, anthologies, or collections (both in print and online) between January 2011 and December 2012; OR achieved prize placement (third place or above) in a national/international writing competition. There are no restrictions on genre or subject matter.

Submissions are open until 31 December 2012. Full submission guidelines are available here.

For further information or queries, contact:
Jason Erik Lundberg | Editor, Epigram Books | +65-6292-4456

October 08, 2012 by Epigram Books Admin