The National Book Development Council of Singapore is pleased to announce that the biennial Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) will be awarded this year.
Organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore, the SLP is supported by the National Arts Council, and the National Library Board. It aims to promote Singapore literary talent through due recognition to outstanding published works by Singapore authors in any of the four official languages.
The SLP 2010 is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents whose works of fiction (novels or short stories) and poetry have been published in Singapore or abroad between January 2008 to December 2009 in any of the four official languages – English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The closing date for submission is 24th May 2010, by 5pm.
There will be a panel of at least three judges for each of the four language categories. The judges will start their review of the submitted works from 1st June 2010 and conclude their short listing by mid September 2010. The shortlist will be announced in October. The winners of the SLP will be officially announced on 10th December 2010 at an award ceremony.
The winners of the SLP will be awarded a cash prize of S$10,000. In the event that there is no winner for the Singapore Literature Prize, the judges may give Merit Prizes of S$5,000 each or Commendation Prizes of S$1,000 each instead. The total Prize money in each language category will not amount to more than s$10,000.
The rules and regulations may be obtained at firstname.lastname@example.org from the SLP Secretariat (Tel no: 6848 8290).