Due to the unforeseen rise in the omicron variant of the Covid virus in all countries at present, the Board has made a decision to postpone the conference for this coming June, with new dates of June 20-24, 2023. This is a very difficult decision, but one that is necessary for the safety of us all.
For more information, please go to the Director's Update page.
The International Conference on the Short Story in English was first launched in 1988 in Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, by the Society for the Study of the Short Story in English (SSSS) as a colloquium which has grown in stature and gained prominence over the years.
The 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English will take place from 20th June to 24th June 2023 at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with the theme “Diversity of Voices: A Global Storytelling History”.
The conference will focus on the craft of writing both short stories and creative non-fiction in its various forms and designs as well as its accompanying criticism and scholarship. Special panels include teaching creative writing in schools and tertiary institutions, children’s literature, young adult fiction, and translated works into English from Singapore’s other official languages of Tamil, Malay and Mandarin.
Please note that even though the Registration page is up now, the portal for payment will not be open until further notice. The wait is due to our caution and uncertainty about the pandemic impact on travel.
Until March 31, 2023
April 1 - May 1, 2023
After May 1, 2023
Participants / Delegates**
Short Story Contest
All fees are in Singapore dollars.
All presenters (academics and writers) who are on the program must register as participants. Accompanying guests are not allowed to present at the conference.
Please note that the deadline dates for payments will be strictly upheld.
** Includes conference full program (academic and social events, except extra tourist optional tours and activities), conference attendance and conference dinner.
*** Accompanying guests who present, read, or serve on panels, pay participant’s fee. Accompanying guests who serve as chairs only, pay accompanying guest fees.
Note: It is our expectation that the conference will proceed and be held as scheduled. Should there be a need to postpone the conference for any reason, all monies will be refunded upon request. Any refund in full must be requested prior to (date1). If payment is made after (date2), the delegate will only be refunded 75% and 50% after (date3). With the exception of emergencies, there are no refunds for those who pay after May 1, 2023. For all refunds, an SGD $50 maintenance fee will be retained.
Prof Maurice LEE,
Dean (Retired) College of Liberal Arts
University of Central Arkansas
Dr Anitha Devi PILLAI
National Institute of Education,
Nanyang Technological University
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ms Ann ANG
Dr CHANG Qizhong
Dr GUO Libo
Ms Sandie LOO Hong Ling
A/P Angelia POON
Mr Jerrold QUEK Li Kang
Dr Mark SEILHAMER
Dr Rajenthiran SELLAN
Dr Ian TAN
Dr TEO Shi Ling
Ms Radha Bai d/o THAVARAJOO
Ms Melia WONOWIDJOJO
Emeritus Professor Clark Blaise
Dr Maurice A. Lee
Director of conference
Dr Alice Clark
Dr Claire Larrière
Co-Founder of conference
Dr Allan Weiss
Dr Katie Singer
Dr Rebekah Clarkson
Ms Ann Luttrell
Dr Teresa Alves