This post of mine getting some traction

We Are Here! What Can We Do? – Opportunities (or lack of).

“Opportunities are rolling in, aren’t they?

The market is indeed opening up. Slowly. Reluctantly. It takes daring publishers and even more daring writers to pitch and submit their work to them. Why? The Singapore publishing industry is at best lukewarm to new genres like speculative fiction or (the third gasp) YA. If you survey the local publishing scene, it is replete with self-help books, assessment books (for those obsessed with academic results, in success-crazy Singapore), recipe tomes, memoirs, and horror. I’m not against horror – but the current books are bland, cut-and-paste, ghost-written and simply kitschy. The problem is that people are lapping them up like cats to cream.”


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