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Asian Festival of Children's Content 2020 Call For Papers (Asian Festival of Children's Content)

Organization: Singapore Book Council
Event: Asian Festival of Children's Content
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Hispanic & Latino, Lingustics, Pedagogy, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2020-05-28 to 2020-05-31 Abstract Due: 2019-11-30 Abstract Deadline has passed

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) is an annual festival that promotes and advocates the creation, development and appreciation of quality Asian content for children and young adults. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, the festival comprises conference presentations, panel discussions, masterclasses, workshops and lectures. AFCC also features a book fair showcasing a diverse selection of books from Singapore, Asian and international publishers, as well as a line-up of free public programmes. 

The AFCC is a unique event in Singapore that provides an opportunity for various delegates, including writers, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, agents, academics, teachers, media producers, and librarians to learn and hone their craft, network and develop collaborations.

AFCC 2020 will run from 28 – 31 May at the National Library Building (100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064). 

For more information, please visit https://afcc.com.sg


Theme: Voyages

We invite you to envision a world filled with possibilities as we traverse boundaries, redefine narratives and discover new truths. Cast your eyes on the theme of “Voyages” and immerse yourself in the world of stories for children and young adults. From new beginnings to uncharted territories, adventures await at AFCC 2020.  

Call for Papers 

Deadline: 30 November 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Call for Papers for AFCC 2020 is now open. All academics and practitioners are invited to submit papers that deal with children’s and young adult (YA) content in Asia and Southeast Asia. We are especially interested in receiving proposals that tackle the following key topics and areas: 

  1. Climate change 
  2. Comics/graphic novels for children/YA 
  3. Diversity 
  4. Multiculturalism and intersectionality 
  5. Creative nonfiction books for children/YA 
  6. Poetry for children/YA
  7. Translation
  8. Technology

The submission period for AFCC 2020 Call for Papers will run from 14? October to 30 November 2019. Please refer to the website more information on the programme tracks and suggested topics. 



Chloe Tong