Call for Papers: Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2011

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I was sooo EXCITED to read this news from the Singapore Book Council:


We invite writers, illustrators, preschool and primary school teachers, publishers, libraries, literary agents, distributors and retailers, translators, technology solution providers, and other media professionals to take part in this festival.

* Deadline: November 30, 2010
* Geographical coverage: Worldwide
* Content: on Asia for children
* Accepts (genre): papers
* Contact: regina@bookcouncil.sg

The festival aims to:

i) Provide the world’s children with quality Asian content for education and entertainment.

ii) Foster excellence in the creation, production, and publication of children’s materials with Asian content in all formats and to facilitate their distribution and access, first in Asia and then to children worldwide.

Types of sessions possible:

a) Workshops (60 mins. or 180 mins.)

The purpose of a workshop is to provide the opportunity for participants to learn by doing and reflection.

b) Roundtable Discussions

The purpose of a roundtable discussion is to maximize dialogue around a particular idea or project.

c) Paper Sessions (typically three papers will be grouped together)

The purpose of a paper session is to provide presenters with an opportunity to present the main ideas and conclusions of their work, whether these are theoretical, programmatic, or the results for a study of any kind.

d) Interactive Dialogues

The purpose of an interactive dialogue is address a specific topic or problem in a format meant to stimulate focused dialogue.

If you wish to propose a presentation for this festival, kindly send a proposal to regina@bookcouncil.sg. Please submit a two-page proposal in writing by November 30, 2010.

If you are curious about the Asian Festival of Children's Content, check out my blog posts about it here. I had a BLAST at the festival this year and I can't wait to go to next year's festival (May 26-29, 2011)! I'm also considering proposing a presentation on blogging about Asian children's and YA books. :o)