Do you love writing?
Looking for a chance to publish your work?

Calling all Young Authors!

Do You Have a Story? We Want to Publish It!

If you are under the age of 18 and live in Asia, we got you covered. Submit your work to our Young Author Award (YAA) 2019/2020 and stand a chance to win a publishing contract with us!

*Submissions close on 31st July 2020*

Scroll down for more details

As part of our aim to nurture the next generation of writers, Janus Education and Experiences & Experiments proudly host the annual Young Author Award (YAA) to recognise the most prolific budding writers in our region.

The Young Author Awards (YAA) is recognised regionally and supported by the Media Development Authority (MDA), the National Library Board (NLB), the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA) and the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS).

Award Media Gallery

Young Author Award 2016/2017 – Photo Gallery

Young Author Award 2015/2016 – Video Gallery

Submission Details

  • The Young Author Awards 2019/2020 is open to all students residing in Asia, who are enrolled in either primary or secondary school and is below 18 years old.
  • Entries must be in English.
  • Entries must be a minimum of 2,000 words for the Primary category and a minimum of 5,000 words for the Secondary category.
  • Entries must include the following:
    – Synopsis/ Summary
    – Author’s profile
    – Dedication
    – Original book cover illustration
    (you may submit a scanned copy of your illustration)
  • Entries can be from any of the following genres:
    – Science Fiction
    – Magic and Fantasy
    – Ghosts and Ghouls
    – Heartwarmers
    – Mystery and Adventure
    – Animal Tales
    – Asian Tales
  • There is no limit to the number of entries submitted.
  • Entries must be of original work and not previously published.
  • Entries must be submitted as specified. Deadline of submission is on 31st July 2020.
  • Winners will also stand a chance for their stories to be published in paperback or multimedia format. (Parents/ guardians will be executing the contract on their behalf).

All set to submit your work?

    Participant's Detail

    Your Email*

    Your Name*

    Your Gender*

    Your Category*

    Your School Name*

    Your School Level*

    Your Phone Number*

    Your Birthday*


    Your Home Address


    Your Parent's/Guardian's Particulars

    As you are not yet 21 years old, you need to enter the particulars of your parent/guardian too.


    Relation to you*
    FatherMotherLegal GuardianOther

    Phone Number*

    Parent/Guardian’s Email*


    Author's Profile

    Tell us about yourself!*


    Your Story

    Upload your story and your cover illustration (in JPEG format). Please keep an original copy of your original illustration if done on paper, so that we can scan a professional-grade copy if needed.

    Your Story Genre*
    Science FictionMagic & FantasyGhost & GhoulsHeartwarmersMystery & AdventureAnimal TalesAsian Tales


    Story Title*

    Your Story*

    Please upload your story file here and rename the file as your book title. Story must be at least 3,000 words for primary and at least 6,000 words for secondary. We only accept the following format: doc and docx.

    Illustration Cover*

    Please upload your illustration cover here and rename the file as your book title. We only accept the following format:jpg, jpeg, png and gif.