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The 2020 Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry

The Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry invites editors of literary journals based in or who identify with Southeast Asia to nominate poems they believe are deserving of greater recognition.

The winning poems will be awarded $1,500, $700 and $300 for the first, second and third place respectively. We will accept works written in English and poems translated into English. Works will be accepted from journals based in or affiliated with Southeast Asia, whether or not the authors of those works are from Southeast Asia.

The 2020 edition of the Hawker Prize will be judged by a panel of writers comprising: Grace Chia (Singapore), Carlomar Arcangel Daoana (Philippines), Melizarani T. Selva (Malaysia).

Editors wishing to nominate poems are to note the following:

  • Nominations ranging from 1–3 poems can be sent to us either via Submittable or directly on our competition website.
  • Nominations ranging from 4–6 poems will have to be sent via Submittable with a submission fee of 20 USD.

More details, including our complete rules and regulations, can be found here: singlitstation.com/hawkerprize


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Manuscript Bootcamp 2020 (Prose)

Open to submissions on an annual basis, Sing Lit Station's Manuscript Bootcamp is an intensive editorial programme that gathers writers, critics, literary academics and publishers together to critique and workshop a handful of the best manuscripts that Singaporean writers have to offer. 

The 2020 edition of Bootcamp will be open for submissions of fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. More details on important dates will be revealed soon. Visit: singlitstation.com/bootcamp

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Now that you have a manuscript bubbling in your hands, what are the next steps you can take to bring it closer to what you want it to be? How can you grow your practice as a writer? In Manuscript Bootcamp 2020 (Prose), we will tackle these questions (and more) together with an entire host of established writers, editors, academics, agents and critics.

Happening over an intense weekend, the Bootcamp will allow you the space to rethink purpose, plot, emotional resonance, audience and more aspects as to what makes a book, a book. Take the leap, be prepared to give and receive thoughtful feedback in an environment with people who are as deeply invested in writing as you are.

The 2020 edition of Manuscript Bootcamp will be open for submissions of prose manuscripts from 1 Feb 2020 to 22 Mar 2020, for a Bootcamp on 24–26 Jul 2020.

 An initial shortlist of writers will be whittled down to a final list of  3-4 Manuscript Bootcamp participants by an external panel of esteemed  writers and readers. More details on the panel will be revealed soon. 


Submission Criteria

  1. The following genres are open for consideration: short story collections; novellas; novels; long-form creative non-fiction works.
  2. The suggested submission length is 20,000 words. Incomplete works meeting the suggested length will still be accepted.
  3. Manuscripts should be titled and blurbed with a one-paragraph synopsis.
  4. Manuscripts should be in a single paginated .doc / .docx file (not PDF), Times New Roman pt 12, double spaced, with each new chapter or short story laid out on a separate page.
  5. As manuscripts will be read blind by an external panel, writers’ names should be excluded from the manuscript.
  6. Manuscripts must be in English, although nonstandard usage and minor meaningful inclusions of other languages are welcome. Translated work is not accepted.
  7. Manuscripts must be original, and authored by a single person.
  8. Participants must be physically present for the Bootcamp on the evening of 24 July and the whole weekend of 25 and 26 July 2020.

For more info, visit: singlitstation.com/bootcamp



Submit up to 3 poems in a single file. We will accept works in .doc, .docx, .pdf and .rtf formats. We will not be responsible for any submissions that have been submitted in the wrong format.

We accept works originally written in English; works originally published as an English translation; and non-English works accompanied by English translations, exclusively for consideration of the Hawker Prize. Only editors of literary journals / publications are allowed to submit / nominate poems for the Hawker Prize.

Please ensure that you will not intend to submit more than 3 poems to the competition. Entrants caught attempting to submit more than 3 poems to the Hawker Prize without paying the additional fee of USD 20 will be subject to disqualification. The money goes towards defraying the administrative costs of the competition.

For the complete rules and regulations of the 2019 Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry, visit: singlitstation.com/hawkerprize.

Submit up to 6 poems in a single file. We will accept works in .doc, .docx, .pdf and .rtf formats. We will not be responsible for any submissions that have been submitted in the wrong format.

We accept works originally written in English; works originally published as an English translation; and non-English works accompanied by English translations, exclusively for consideration of the Hawker Prize. Only editors of literary journals / publications are allowed to submit / nominate poems for the Hawker Prize.

Please ensure that you have not submitted poems under Category 1. Entrants caught attempting to submit more than 6 poems to the Hawker Prize will be subject to disqualification.

For the complete rules and regulations of the 2019 Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry, visit: singlitstation.com/hawkerprize.

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