Literary Arts Scene in Singapore

Singapore’s literary arts scene has become more vibrant over the years and has flourished in Singapore’s four official languages - English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Groups and individuals make up the lively literary scene in Singapore – writers, graphic novelists, translators, editors, illustrators, publishers, independent presses, distributors, retailers, bookstores, libraries, online literary journals, teachers, students, and readers.

If you need more information on local literary organisations, associations, award-winning writers and arts institutions, please click on the relevant links below.


A directory of contemporary writers in Singapore, writing in the four official languages:

A series of rights catalogues that showcase the best of recent English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil fiction by a selection of Singaporean authors:

A selection of children's and young adult fiction from Singapore:

A selection of Singapore's young and upcoming literary talents, writing in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil:

A directory of poets in Singapore (to be updated in phases):


Associations, Organisations and Institutions


Literary Journals


Useful Information