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Signal Boost: August 2015

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Read! Fest 2015

Spanning from 13th June to 13th August 2015, READ! Singapore’s Read!Fest 2015 continues to help Singaporeans re-discover the pleasure of reading. Check out their great array of events, covering reading for children, young adults, adults, writing fiction, literature, and creating comics. You can download their booklet here.


Facilitation Training Workshop

If you’re keen to set up a book club but unsure about how to go about it, check out this workshop on how to facilitate and manage discussions, enhance each club session, and engage current and potential members. The Facilitation Training is organised by the National Library Board. For more information, click here. (Faciliation Training)

Open Calls for Submission

Epigram Books Fiction Prize

The richest literary award in Singapore, Epigram Books will be giving SGD$20,000 to the best full-length, original, and unpublished English language manuscript by a Singaporean, Singapore-born, or Singapore Permanent Resident author. You have until 31 August 2015 to submit your entries for this year, and the first winner will have their book published by Epigram Books! For more information, click here.

Heat / Flesh / Trash

In this major collaboration between six literary names in Southeast Asia, Buku Fixi is calling for entries for their Anthologies of Southeast Asian Urban Writing – Heat / Flesh / Trash. Stories have to be between 2,000 to 5,000 words and must be set somewhere in urban Southeast Asia. Like the Epigram Books Fiction Prize, you have until 31 August 2015 to submit your entries. For more information, click here.

Bartleby Snopes’s Seventh Annual Dialogue Only Contest

Ever tried writing a story of only dialogue? Try the Bartleby Snopes’s annual Dialogue Only Contest. Under 2,000 words, tell them a story with only pure dialogue. The winner will win a minimum of USD$500, together with additional cash depending on the number of entries received. Do note that there is an entry fee of USD$10 and your deadline for submission is 15 September 2015. For more information, click here. (Bartleby Snopes)

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Organised by the Boston Review, the Aura Estrada Short Story Contest is looking for unpublished stories not exceeding 5,000 words. Again, do note the USD$20 entry fee. Winners get a cash prize of USD$1,500 and publication in the July/Aug 2016 issue of the Boston Review. For more information, click here. (Boston Review)

Signal Boost will now list any literary or museum events for the month every 1st Wednesday of that month. If you would like me to help with any signal boosting of literary events, museum exhibitions, workshops (literary / museums), or calls for submission, drop me a comment or an email at

Thanks for reading!

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