Symbal: A Clarion Call for Creative Writing Submissions

Dear all,

NUS Literary Society will be launching the first issue of our online publication, Symbal, this semester. We are now accepting submissions from NUS undergraduate and graduate students, as well as pre-University students and NSFs.

The theme for this issue is “Milestones & Beginnings“. We are accepting either prose or poetry. There will also be an optional challenge specially for this issue (see below).

The deadline for submission of entries is 15 October.

Entries should be sent to Preface the subject field with “Submission: (title of work)“. For inquiries,  preface the subject field with “Inquiry: (issue of concern)“.

Do include your name, age, e-mail address, contact number, and institute of education.


The 25/250 Challenge

In anticipation of NUS Literary Society’s 50th anniversary, we are looking for entries that fulfill one of the following criteria:
a. Poetry with 25 words exactly
b. Prose with a maximum word limit of 250 words

All entries submitted for this challenge should adhere to the theme stated above as well.

The best entry in both categories will win a free Festival Pass to the Singapore Writers’ Festival (SWF), a 9-day pass to one of Asia’s premier literary events. Winners will also have their entry showcased in a short event during the SWF on 27 October.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

T-Net Club English Masters 2011

On September 17th 2011, T-Net Club, in partnership with NUS Literary Society, held the T-Net English Masters 2011. Opened to Primary and Secondary school teams, the students had a fruitful time of answering English Quizzes and pitting their knowledge against one another. Moreover, the finals of the Creative Writing competition for Primary and Secondary Schools were held, and judged by our Society members.

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Here are the photos of that exciting day:

  The NUS Literary Society

Texture: a firstfruits seminar on creative writing

Dear all,

Firstfruits, in collaboration with NUS Literary Society and SMU Literari, is proud to present – Texture: a firstfruits seminar on creative writing!

The concept of the seminar goes as such:

1 writer x 5 slides x 5 minutes of sharing
Featuring 8 local writers:
x cyril wong
x kensai
x mika g. yamaji
x nicholas liu
x aaron maniam
x yeow kai chai
x yong shu hoong

What are you waiting for?

Registration is free!

Here’s the facebook link:

Sign up at this link: