Symbal Magazine X All In! Young Writer’s Festival 2017

Interested in finding more about Singapore’s All In! Young Writer’s Festival? Our team went down to the event this March and covered some of their programs. Give our articles a go!

To All Aspiring Freelance Writers: Just Wing It…? by Ong Hui Wen
Snackable Fiction (Pulp Toast)
by Paean Yeo and Jyotika Puri
Th3 FUtuR3 sTaRT5 h3R3!
by Paean Yeo and Jyotika Puri
Humour in Plays: Actors, satires and a whole lot of merriment
by Ong Hui Wen and Jyotika Puri
All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition
by Lee Russell
Write On: Parallel Ink
by Paean Yeo
Asia and the Asian Film
by Lee Chong Ming
Writing in the Clouds, Cloud-Based Writing Platforms for Young Writers
by Ng Jun Sheng and Mira R


Newest Submissions

flickerAn encounter with fireflies serves as a strong reminder that the nature of life in the military is essentially unnatural and fleeting.

tipsA tragic plea by one who finds themself out of water.

BloodDiamondDon’t trust the heart, it wants your blood.

Check out the winners of the NUS Creative Writing Competition 2017 here!

Check out other works on Symbal!

What interests you? Prose / Poetry / Articles

What is Symbal?

An online publication by the NUS Literary Society that wishes to inspire and nurture. It aims to be a platform for the works of young writers across Singapore and celebrate the diversity of local literary talent. If you happen to be a budding writer, do send in your works to and we’ll feature them on our website!

Symbal welcomes prose, poetry, articles, plays – any form of written creative content. Feel free to express your creativity however you wish in this space that has been created just for you. In time, we hope for Symbal to become the go-to place for local publishers and creative organisations in search of young talent. Let your voice be heard!

We also host creative writing contests frequently so do keep a look out on our Facebook page. Like it to get all the latest news!

How to use Symbal

All creative posts on Symbal are labelled with certain tags which you can find at the bottom of each individual post’s page. Our main tags involve writing form (poetry/prose/articles) and we also have author tags to help you search for other works by writers that catch your attention. The CWC tag can also be used to find winning entries from NUS’ yearly creative writing competition. Please make use of them to navigate and enhance your experience here at Symbal!

Not sure if your piece is good enough for Symbal?

Or maybe for a different publication or competition? Fear not! Just send it in to us requesting feedback and our dedicated team of editors and writers will take a look at your piece and provide you with as much support as we can in improving it and further refining your writing!