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Beyond Words

For the young, stories never stay on the page. It used to be that words and pictures tumbled from books thick with magic, heavy with the scent of new paper that led us to secret worlds within.

Today, stories have found fresh ways to come alive.

Beyond Words 2015 invites Malay and Tamil children’s and young adult writers as well as publishers/self-publishers to submit unpublished and out-of-print picture books, chapter books, and young adult novels for publication and enhanced apps/ebooks! The open call has closed on 31 August and results will be out on 30 November.

Below are the winners from our inaugural call for picture book, chapter book and YA fiction entries in 2012 that have since been published:

English Picture Book Winners

Name of Participant


Carolyn Goodwin

Dragon’s Egg

Charlene Chua

Extraordinary Eloise 

Yixian Quek

Happily Ever After Is So Once Upon A Time

Gwen Lee

Little Cloud Wants Snow!

Pura the Cat

Tan Soon Meng


Published by Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

English Chapter Book and Young Adult Fiction Winners

Name of Participant


Margerie Williams

The 5 Coins

Joyce Chua

Lambs for Dinner

Danny Jalil

The Machine Boy

Julian Kim

S.A.I.N.T.S Song of Winds

Justine Lai

The Magic Mixer


Published by Straits Times Press Pte Ltd.

Chinese Picture Book Winners (Open Category)

Name of Participant 参赛者

Title 入选作品

Ang Thiam Poh 翁添保


Kuanth Kuan Teck Harn 关德汉

《Mr. Giant》

Lily Kong 江莉莉


Liow Yu Ting 廖昱婷



Published by Candid Creation Publishing LLP.

The Beyond Words Chinese Picture Books are available at all Popular bookstores in Singapore and for online purchase at The interactive e-book apps for iPad for 《咚咚咚》and《 Mr. Giant》 are available for download from the Apple App Store. 

For enquiries, please contact:

Firda Raffid, Manager/Literary Arts (Sector Development, NAC)


Tel: (65) 6346 9438



Last Updated: 29 Sep 2015