Submit your photobooks!

This open call emphasises projects intended for the book form; visual artwork that expresses itself in the book medium. Submissions can include texts, collages and experimental methods to book-making.

This call is open to all ages and nationalities. Selected entries will be exhibited in a special showcase at the Singapore Art Book Fair 2020 and stand a chance to be published by us.


  • All submissions must either be unpublished or self-published book projects. Book previously published by a third-party publishing house will not be accepted.

  • Submission must consist of one hard copy of each book title sent to THEBOOKSHOW. Digital submissions such as PDFs, ebooks or apps will only be accepted if submitted with an appropriate device for showcase is included.

  • Entries must consist of a coherent book project. Compilations of portfolios or catalogues will not be accepted.

  • All text within the submission must be supplied with an English translation. 


Physical book submissions must be received between before 31st May 2020. Entries received after these dates will not be accepted.


Open Call Exhibition


submission dates



end 2020

(to be announced)


Singapore Art Book Fair 2020


Submission Instructions

  • Application fees and the submission form below has to be submitted before the printed book is sent to us.

  • Please indicate Artist Name_Project Title on the package when sending out the printed book.

  • If submitting more than one project, please complete each project on a separate application form. Multiple books can be mailed to us in the same package.

  • If submitting on behalf of multiple artists, please indicate Company_Artist Name_Project Title on the envelope instead.


Please mail your printed copies to the following address:



Book Submission

63 Hillview Ave, #10-06A

Lam Soon Industrial Building

Singapore 669569

We will be suspending submissions for the time being due to the postponement of the Singapore Art Book Fair this year. Stay updated by following us on social media and sign up for our mailing list!


For those who have submitted, fret not! We will keep your submissions on hand until the call is open again. Thank you so much for your understanding (:

Entry fee

Per Title


Do note that there will be no refunds after payment is made.

S$ 30

S$ 15


PayNow/ PayLah! users, please send your submission fees to THEBOOKSHOW by scanning the QR code below or to mobile number 97738700.

Credit/ debit card please make payment via the form below.

Do note that PayPal charges an additional fees.

When making payment, do remember to leave a reference note during payment in the format Artist Name_Book Title. (Do use shorter title names if it exceeds the character limit)


Submissions can be returned after the showcase from July 2020 onwards


  • If you would like your book returned, you must include a paid postage of sufficient value along with your submission.

  • Please include return packaging with your submission.


Do note that neither THEBOOKSHOW or any of our partners are liable for any loss or damage to your books submitted.

Jury Panel


Renée Ting is the festival director of the Singapore Art Book Fair, an annual multi-day festival specialising in contemporary art books & zines. She is also the former manager and creative director of BooksActually, where she helmed some of their major projects including the Book Vending Machine, and the 24-Hour Bookstore Event.

Leanna Teoh is the co-founder of THEBOOKSHOW and a curator. She has curated New Margins and First Draft, exhibitions centring the photobook medium. Recently, she was selected as a New Curator with European based platform, Parallel and curated a magazine exhibition for YET magazine that is set to launch in Jul 2019. Her passion for the book medium is derived from the believe that it can bring about a change and build the love for art.

to be announced...

This programme is organised by THEBOOKSHOW in partnership  of the Singapore Art Book Fair.

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