Singapore Book Council (formerly known as National Book Development Council of Singapore)

Singapore Book Council (SBC) is a charity founded in 1968. Its vision is to Build Our Imagine-nation by developing creativity, imagination and original thought through writing, reading, illustrating and storytelling. Its mission is to fulfil this vision through books and literary art events, workshops, and awards, because it all starts with a story.

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*SCAPE Co. Ltd is a non-profit organisation with its mission and vision rooted in support of youth, talent and leadership development. The organisation aims to facilitate youth-oriented programmes and support within various communities of youth interest in Singapore. The youth of today will be inspired and empowered to DREAM IT AND LIVE IT at *SCAPE!

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National Youth Council

At the National Youth Council (NYC), we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop a dynamic and engaging environment where young people can realise their aspirations and play a part in making Singapore an endearing home for all. As the national body coordinating holistic youth development, NYC offers a variety of initiatives to develop our youths to be discerning, active and resilient citizens.

Main Programme Partners

Write For Kindness

Write for Kindness is a national creative-writing competition organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) and supported by the All In! Young Writers Festival. It is a platform for primary, secondary, junior college, centralised institute and international school students to promote kindness to the younger audience by creating age-appropriate and culturally relevant children’s stories, through short stories, poetry and illustrations.

Singapore Kindness Movement

Kindness is in everyone. The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) wants to encourage everyone to start, show and share kindness. We aspire to inspire graciousness one kind act at a time. By sparing a thought for the people around us, we hope to create a gracious society, and make life better for you and me. SKM is a non-government, non-profit organisation, as well as a registered charity and Institution of Public Character.

Puttnam School of Film and Animation

LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore is a leading tertiary institution in cutting edge contemporary arts and design education and practice. The college offers over 30 diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fine arts, design communication, interior design, product design, film, animation, fashion, dance, music, theatre, arts management, arts pedagogy and practice, art therapy, and Asian art histories. Its faculty is led by a community of award-winning artists, designers, educators and researchers, and their practice-led research sets LASALLE apart as an international centre of excellence.

Supporting Programme Partners


Mediacorp has the widest range of media platforms in Singapore spanning digital, television, radio, print and out-of-home media. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity. Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, the company has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to virtually all adults in Singapore weekly. Mediacorp was named Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year for the 13th time at the Asian Television Awards in 2016.

Singapore Repertory Theatre

Founded in 1993, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is one of the leading English language theatre producers and presenters in Asia.  In addition to its repertoire of original musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, the company has produced a number of critically acclaimed plays that include ART, The Pillowman and Disgraced. SRT is also one of the biggest producers of children’s theatre in Southeast Asia with shows like Pinocchio, The Ugly Duckling and The Three Little Pigs. 

Poetry Festival Singapore

The Poetry Festival Singapore is a showcase of poetry in multi-disciplinary presentations – from poetry performances to visual interpretations of poetry-- in all the island’s four official languages. 

PoetryWalls Singapore

PoetryWalls Singapore is a cultural initiative that aims to generate, promote, and foster greater interest in poetry in Singapore.


ZCOOP is a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content site by ZALORA, Southeast Asia's leading online shopping retailer. The publication gathers trend-conscious, tech-savvy writers to share their insights and discuss the latest trends in fashion.


Barterli is a social app for users to buy, sell and swap their books for free or at the fraction of retail price. It has created a new community for all book lovers in Singapore. Barterli is easy to use. You can upload your books by scanning the ISBN code at the back of your book and all book’s synopsis will be uploaded instantly. Barterli is available to download for free on both iOS and the Android Store.

Super Cool Books

SUPER COOL BOOKS is an award-winning publishing studio in Singapore that produces thrilling fiction inspired by Asian legends and pop culture. It was started by writer Don Bosco in 2011. It is also home to the 100 WRITERS story writing support group, which is co-hosted by StoryCode Singapore. Following popular demand, the Super Cool Books in-house story development guide IMAGINE ALL THIS: HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN STORIES has been made available in paperback from Marshall Cavendish.

The Hidden Good

The Hidden Good is a community platform that uncovers the good in people and the world around them. With a strong focus on social goals, guerrilla activity and youth activation, The Hidden Good creates experiences that celebrate possibility and build a culture of positivity which are then turned into engaging videos that are shared online with the purpose of sparking conversations and inspiring action. The launch of their newest online publication, The Good Catalogue, also hopes to spread the good through a new medium of the written word.

Pulp Toast / Roti Bakar

Pulp Toast / Roti Bakar is an annual, independent zine set on promoting emerging writers and “snackable” genre fiction. Started by independent writers from both Singapore and Malaysia, we wanted a platform for writers to tell stories they want to tell, in the genres they want to tell it in. And we wanted a platform for our readers to appreciate intriguing (and at times, action-packed and silly) stories on-the-go. As such, Pulp Toast, or Roti Bakar, came out of the oven.


Atom (A Touch of Moonlight) is a poetry group consisting of a diverse range of young writers under the mentorship of poet and Sing Lit Station founder Joshua Ip. They have been published in several notable journals, poetry collections and anthologies, and have read and performed at events like the Destination: Ink and Singapore Writers Festival 2017.

Singapore Creations

Singapore Creations Etc. is a non-profit arts organisation for young people from all walks of life. Using the creative arts as the primary tool of empowerment and transformation, SG Creations provides a free professional platform for young people (6 to 20 years) to voice their hopes, concerns, fears and dreams through original artistic projects for the stage, video or music recordings.

Shattuck-St Mary's School, Forest City

Shattuck-St Mary’s, one of the top boarding schools in the USA, is opening its doors in Johor Bahru (Malaysia) in 2018. As our spectacular site opens in Forest City, JB, we bring more than 150 years of expertise in education from our home in Minnesota, USA. Since the middle of the 19th century, our school has been leading the way amongst American boarding schools, combining an attention to academic rigor and discipline with innovative approaches to learning that give students an outstanding preparation for higher education and working life in the 21st-century world.


FromLabs is an exciting company that incorporates new technology offerings to the fundamental communication, learning and activity-based processes. Through our products and services, we are enabling people to be active as well as activate others.

Singapore International Film Festival

Founded in 1987, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. It has become an iconic event in the local arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics, and known for its dynamic programming and focus on ground-breaking Asian cinema. Committed to nurturing and championing local talent, the Festival launched the Youth Jury & Critics Programme in 2014, a workshop that aims to nurture and guide a generation of young writers on cinema from the region.

Official Student Reporters

Republic Polytechnic

The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic has seven schools and one academic centre offering forty-one diplomas. At the School of Management and Communication, the Diploma in Mass Communication shapes students into effective communicators by equipping them with the skills to succeed in journalism, public relations and marketing. Students are provided with a strong foundation of knowledge across all media platforms, including print, broadcast, and digital.

Innova Junior College

Launched in the 10th year of Innova Junior College’s journey, Innova Press is a milestone for the college. The Press is the school’s first ever student-led publication channel and it strives to be the sonorous voice of the community. Covering college events, community and social issues, and featuring reviews on plays and books, the bi-annual publication also showcases photography and artwork by the Press’ own students and teachers. With an eager spirit and a confident voice, the students of Innova Press embody ethical, truthful, and passionate reporting. Their articles are a testament of how the voice of youths, when wielded responsibly, can speak truth to a community. 

Victoria Junior College

Victoria Junior College is a premier pre-university institution in Singapore. It has a strong tradition in the humanities and the arts, and has produced some of Singapore's most well-known filmmakers and actors, including Tan Pin Pin, Joanne Peh and Michelle Chong. The student groups that has contributed to All In! are, Writers' Circle which aims to foster a love for writing through events and weekly meetings and The Victorian Press, a journalism society that covers school events and school culture.

Media Partners

Unseen Mag

Launched in 2015, Unseen is a non-profit, by students for students, literary magazine for students and teachers of the A Level ‘Literature in English’ paper. Unseen accepts and publishes pieces by current students, teachers, writers and alumni, using the A Level set texts as a foundation. These pieces range from essays, to works of fiction, poetry and even criticism on theatrical works. Three issues have been released online, with a hard-copy book in the works.


AUGUSTMAN is Singapore's quality men's style journal, a curated monthly aimed at the cosmopolitan man who values success and the finer things in life. From the sharpest styling and essential luxe accessories to the latest and greatest in travel, business, technology and pop culture, we have you covered. 

Asian Geographic

"How well do you know Asia’s rich history, politics, environment and geography? Organised by ASIAN Geographic, the ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge is an annual event in Singapore that tests participants’ knowledge on the region in a competitive environment with exciting prizes to be won! Over the years, the ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge has received strong support from secondary schools across Singapore, with over 3,200 students from over 1,000 schools participating in previous years.

Asian Geographic Junior

ASIAN GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE celebrates Asia in all its rich diversity, from its natural environment to its assortment of wildlife, cultures and scientific discoveries. Based in Singapore, the team has its fingers on the pulse of Asia, with its award-winning contributors scouring the region to bring powerful stories and images to you. Titles under Asian Geographic Magazines include its flagship title ASIAN Geographic, PASSPORT, JUNIOR, and its diving titles, Asian Diver and Scuba Diver.

What's Up

What’s Up is a monthly newspaper for students that covers world affairs, business, science, the arts, sports, and entertainment. Many What’s Up stories grapple with serious issues. However, it explains these complicated topics as simply as possible, and make them interesting to kids. What's Up believes that all children should know what is happening but, at the same time, they deserve to feel that this world is still a great place to grow up in.

Nelumbo Records

Nelumbo Records is an independent Singapore-based record label that focuses on soul, funk. jazz and rare groove music. To put it simply, we are dedicated to the groove and love music that make you swag in style down the streets. Nelumbo Records was established to foster emerging and established artists in discovering and amplifying their unique sound. We are an advocate of creating great music and engaging with your fans.

Radio Pulze

Radio Pulze is a student-run online radio station from the National University of Singapore. Quirky, fun and always on the lookout for the next hot topic, Radio Pulze's broadcasters bring you all you need to get you through the day. Come listen to the sound of NUS!


Started in 2012, SGAG is a new media company that connects with Singaporeans on a daily basis through localised digital content. SGAG reaches over 2 million Singaporeans weekly through its 8 content distribution channels, and works with brands & agencies to create social content for our platforms. Our mission is to make every Singaporean's day a better one by creating quality content that engages and entertains.

The Ridge

As the pulse of the NUS community, NUSSU The Ridge Magazine is the largest student-run publication in NUS! The Ridge Magazine is run by The Ridge, a committee of the National University of Singapore Students’ Union (NUSSU). The Ridge is active all-year round online, and publishes once every semester, with 8,000 copies circulated throughout the Kent Ridge and Bukit Timah Campuses.

Official Bookstore

Closetful of Books

Closetful of Books is a specialist children’s bookseller started by Denise Tan and Kelvin Ng. They grew up accompanied by magical stories and continue to believe in the power of reading for pleasure. With that, Closetful of Books visits schools with a vast and specially-curated selection of picture books, novels, non-fiction titles and graphic novels for book fairs and extends library consultancy services to schools. 

School Partners

National University of Singapore

The NUS English Language and Literature (ELL) has been around since 1928. Housing three undergraduate majors and three graduate programmes, the English Language programme engages in the formal study of the structures of language and qualitative study of language in its social context. In Literature, it offers a range of coverage and approaches, emphasising capacities that students develop rather than the knowledge they must possess. For Theatre Studies, it emphasise on the different aspects of performance, ranging from theatrical productions to film and social performances.

Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) in was founded in 1977 and is the junior college arm of the Anglo-Chinese School family of Methodist schools. ACJC offers the standard two-year pre-university programme, with students taking the GCE 'A' Levels in their second year. As a Methodist institution committed to an all-round education of the highest standards, ACJC's brand of education is based on Christian principles and a consciousness of self, others, and God.

School of the Arts

The School of the Arts (SOTA) is Singapore’s only national pre-tertiary specialised arts school with a six-year integrated arts and academic curriculum, leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or Career-related Programme. Under the ambit of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), SOTA offers a dedicated development path for those who have interest and show early talent in the arts, providing a learning environment where both the artistic and academic potential can best be realised. With a vision to shape and impact society through an education in the arts, SOTA aims to identify and groom future generations of artists and creative professionals to be leaders in all fields, and to be patrons and supporters of the arts.

Singapore Polytechnic

Established in 1954, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is Singapore’s first polytechnic. It has 10 schools that offer 46 full-time courses for close to 16,000 students. SP adopts a proven creative teaching and learning framework and offers students a holistic, authentic and industry-relevant curriculum, innovative and vibrant learning spaces, and enriching overseas programmes. The Polytechnic is committed to producing competent and versatile graduates who are also imbued with sound values, so that they can be work ready, life ready and world-ready. Follow SP on Facebook at and Twitter and Instagram at @singaporepoly.

Tampines Secondary School

Tampines Secondary School strives to be a caring community that inspires our students to become Learners, Thinkers and Leaders who embody the values of Integrity, Courage, Adaptability, Respect and Excellence. Our mission is to provide a well-rounded education in a nurturing environment to prepare our students for the future. 


Writers Studio

Writers Studio not only provides English language training courses, but also implements creative projects and designs creative content for language lovers. At Writers Studio School of English, we advocate the belief that language acquisition is the culmination of the student’s desire to learn, an astute mentor’s guidance and nurturing parents. The ultimate intention of attending our lessons is to create confident and independent speakers and writers. At Writers Studio School of English, our students dedicate their attention and efforts to their craft. Their enthusiasm motivates any incoming member to do likewise.

Play Nation

Play Nation is a premier entertainment and events services company in Singapore with the vision of using games to create stronger bonds and shared memories between friends and family, and "Saving the World from Boredom" - our Vision. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Bounce Singapore

BOUNCE Singapore, the ultimate indoor urban playground, is centrally located in the heart of Orchard at Cathay Cineleisure Level 9. Featuring a different variety of trampoline zones, Asia’s first Ninja Warrior-style adventure challenge course: X-Park and Singapore’s first Leap of Faith, BOUNCE Singapore caters to everyone from kids aged three and above to youths, adults and fitness enthusiasts.

MAGES Institute of Excellence

MAGES Institute of Excellence (Singapore) is a private education institute specialising in Creative Technology courses such as Game Art, Game Tech, Animation and Emerging Technology (AR/VR). Our courses range from Diploma to Post Graduate Diploma, with Degree and Masters articulation pathways to reputed universities around the world, such as Abertay University (UK) and Academy of Art University (USA). 

Goro Goro Steam Boat & Korean Buffet

GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet provides a cozy environment for light-hearted gleeful dining experience without guests having to worry about their pockets. Why the name GoroGoro? Well, when we are hungry, that is the sound our tummy makes. And when our delectable steamboat broths are boiling, that is also the magical bubbling sound! The brand is represented by a cute hungry monster, and each broth has its own mini mascot providing the fun element.

I'M Kim Junior Korean BBQ Buffet

Located conveniently at *SCAPE, I’m Kim Junior is the offspring of I'm Kim Korean BBQ with a twist! Anchored by the popular Korean BBQ with generous selection of meat, seafood, veggies, soups, cooked food and drinks, I’m Kim Junior has been tastefully tweaked to include Army Stew Buffet: all do-it yourself to discover the master chef in you! And best of all, EAT ALL YOU CAN at one price!

I'm Kim Korean BBQ Buffet

Perhaps the most popular Korean buffet BBQ restaurant in town as fans bill the restaurant as affordable and delicious, I'm Kim is set in the backdrop of a hip K-pop culture with big TV screens playing up-to-date Korean pop artistes' performances. If you love tenderly marinated meats grilled to your own liking, you will not want to miss dining at I'm Kim Korean BBQ. 

Phoon Huat

Established in Singapore in 1947, Phoon Huat has since become a trusted household brand, known for supplying quality baking ingredients from around the world to kitchens locally and internationally.

In Partnership With

NUS Literary Society

The NUS Literary Society has a long tradition that both supports and extends the work of the Department of English Language and Literature among students in Singapore. While its core members are university undergraduates, its aims have always been to share the powerful experience of literary culture with a wider audience of young readers and aspiring writers. Prominent Singaporean writers who have been part of the Society’s history as advisors, contributors or student leaders include Edwin Thumboo, Arthur Yap, Lee Tzu Pheng, Leong Liew Geok, Boey Kim Cheng, Felix Cheong, Heng Siok Tian, Paul Tan, Aaron Lee, Grace Chia and Cyril Wong.

NTU English and Drama Society | EPIPHANY

NTU Epiphany's Publications Team collaborated last year with All-In! Young Writers Festival to bring students as performing poets and participants as part of their involvement as a fringe event. On the regular, Publications holds events such as open mics, writers' workshops and participates in NTU's yearly LitFest, an event that engages the NTU community with the joys of literature and creative writing. NTU Epiphany has worked with the NTU Creative Writing Division, and writers such as Pooja Nansi & Boey Kim Cheng. Currently, NTU Epiphany consists of two divisions, the Theatre and Publications Wings, and hopes to continue broadening their ties to the literary community both within and outside of NTU.

Symbal Magazine

Symball is an online publication by the NUS Literary Society that wishes to inspire and nurture. It aims to be a platform to showcase the works of young writers across Singapore and celebrate the diversity of local literary talent, while facilitating their development through meetings, workshops and competitions.”


From writing children’s stories, to web drama series, news and documentaries, DTVM develops students’ love for words and hones their abilities to find, shape and create stories that inspire.