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Scholastic Asian Book Awards looking for entries

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The Scholastic Asian Book Awards (SABA), a joint initiative of the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic, is currently looking for entries.

The Scholastic Asian Book Award is awarded every two years to an unpublished manuscript (original or translation) targeted at children aged six to 18 years, written by writers of Asian descent, living in Asia, who are 18 years of age and above.

All submissions must be in English, and a chapter book or novel of 6,000 words or more. The story must be set in Asia and should not be accompanied by illustrations. Entries are limited to one submission per writer.

Entries must be submitted, complete with six copies of each manuscript. The manuscript must be typed double spaced in Times New Roman font, size 12. An official entry form must be attached to each submitted entry. Submissions can be made by mail to: SABA Secretariat, National Book Development Council of Singapore, Geylang East Public Library, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1, Singapore 389777.

The closing date for the 2014 SABA is Oct. 21, 2013, 5 p.m., Singapore time. The results will be declared in May 2014, at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. For more info, visit www.scholasticbookaward.asia.