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Trade Publishing

Epigram Books is keen to read and possibly publish new writing by Singaporean authors and authors writing about Singapore. We accept manuscripts and proposals through Submittable, a submissions management system that helps us receive, manage, evaluate and reply to writers and creators like you more efficiently.

Submit your manuscripts here:

Before you submit your manuscript, you may want to refer to our Notes on Formatting and Punctuation.

As we receive many manuscripts, please give our editorial team time to read and assess your manuscript. The process may take some time, but we are committed to keeping it under six months. We will inform you of your manuscript status when we have thoroughly assessed its publishing potential. In the meantime, we will contact you only if we have any additional questions about you or your manuscript. However, if you do not hear from us within 6 months, you may assume that we are not keen to publish your manuscript at this point in time.

We discourage the sending of hard copy manuscripts—an electronic submission will suffice. While necessary care will be exercised, Epigram Books assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of materials received (sent electronically or otherwise). Please always ensure that you have kept a copy for yourself; we practice a zero-return policy.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to reading your manuscript. 

Epigram Books Fiction Prize

The Epigram Books Fiction Prize promotes contemporary Singapore creative writing and rewards excellence in Singapore literature. The annual prize is Singapore’s richest literary award. S$25,000 is awarded to the Singaporean, permanent resident or Singapore-born author for the best manuscript of a full-length, original and unpublished novel written in the English language. Another S$5,000 is awarded to three finalists. The competition is now open for entries. The shortlist will be announced in October, and the winner named in a gala dinner in November.

To enter the competition, visit the website for submission details: 

Contract Publishing

With more than 25 years of contract publishing experience, the Epigram group of companies have published more than 300 books for the government, statutory boards, publicly listed companies and for trade.

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