Epigram Books is an independent publisher with imprints in Singapore and London, established in 2011 to release exquisitely designed and thought-provoking books.

We are keen to read and publish new writing by Singaporean authors and authors writing about Singapore. We accept and evaluate completed manuscripts all year round and invite you to submit your work here.

We strongly encourage you not to send a hard copy of your manuscript to us—an electronic copy will suffice. While necessary care will be exercised, Epigram Books assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of materials received. Please ensure that you have kept a copy for yourself, as we practice a zero-return policy. 

We will acknowledge receipt of all manuscripts. However, as we receive many submissions, please give our editors up to six (6) months to reply to you regarding your manuscript. If you do not hear from us within 6 months, feel free to query us at submissions@epigram.sg.

To better present your manuscript, please refer to our Notes on Formatting and Punctuation before you submit your work. With the exception of nonfiction works, all manuscripts must be submitted in full. 

If you are an ASEAN citizen or permanent resident submitting to our annual EPIGRAM BOOKS FICTION PRIZE, the submissions procedures differ. Please read about the Prize details here.

Do consider submitting for our annual Epigram Books Fiction Prize if you are eligible according to the rules here, note that the submission procedures differ.

The Prize is open from February to August.

Shortlisted submissions will be announced in November and the winner will be announced in the following January.

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