Become a Festival Partner and join the stage with acclaimed authors and poets from Indonesia and around the world for a literary long weekend. Discover our festival partnership packages, tailored to all budgets, in our Info kit.

Top five reasons to partner with us:
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Join the premier literary festival in the region

We take pride in being Southeast Asia's largest, longest-running, and most diverse literature and cultural event, attracting an average annual attendance of over 10,000 enthusiastic audience members.

Reach an incredibly international audience

As Indonesia's only literature and cultural festival with a truly international reach, we engage with an affluent and educated audience from Bali-based book enthusiasts, from across Indonesia and beyond.

Connect with renowned authors and speakers

Share the stage with world-renowned and award-winning authors and poets from Indonesia and around the globe across 200 events in a giant literary long weekend of storytelling and the power of words.

Boost your brand's online visibility

Increase your brand's exposure by reaching our expanding base of 20,000 newsletter subscribers and thousands of Social Media followers, all with a keen interest in literature and cultural activities.

Benefit from an exposure campaign

As a partner with a customised promotion strategy, you'll be included in our extensive literary season campaign, featuring both digital and in-person spaces, including our annual Festival in October.

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Support the future of Indonesian storytelling by helping aspiring young Indonesians tell their stories to the world. By becoming a member of our Emerging Writers Patron Program, you can contribute to the future voices of tomorrow.
2024 Emerging Writers Program
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How does the Program work?

Each year, we put out a call across the archipelago for emerging writers to send us their stories. After receiving hundreds of submissions, an independent curatorial board selects aspiring novelists, poets, and playwrights from Indonesia's bustling cities and remote islands. Once selected, the emerging writers are invited to launch the Anthology at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.

This bilingual publication, the Anthology, represents a significant opportunity for emerging writers to have their work translated into English, opening doors to international opportunities for the first time.

With over 1,212 submissions in 2019, the Emerging Writers Anthology Series has become one of Indonesia's most wide-reaching literary achievements, representing work from across the archipelago.

What does my donation support?

For its 2024 Program, curators selected ten writers from over 450 entries (meet the young talents). These writers showcase exceptional talent and storytelling abilities. We invite you to support these emerging literary talents and help shape their careers as published authors while sustaining our community-building philosophy program.

Donate to fund the translation and publication of the 2024 Anthology, as well as airfares, accommodation, and honorarium. Your gift will provide a life-changing opportunity for a young person to learn, connect, and be inspired at Southeast Asia's leading Festival of Words and Ideas. Help these fresh voices pave the way for future collaborations and exciting career opportunities through literature's universal language.

Your contribution covers:

• Return airfare for your emerging writer to attend the 2024 Festival

• Per diem allocation from 23 – 27 October

• Accommodation from 23 – 28 October (5 nights) in Ubud

• Ground transport and airport transfer

To recognize your generosity, we will provide you with:

• A 25% discount on the regular price of your 4-Day Festival Pass

• An invitation to the Festival's Opening Night Gala

• An exclusive opportunity to meet our emerging writers and patron family at a special event during the 2024 Festival

• Your name featured as a supporter in the 2024 Anthology

• Your name announced during the 2022 Anthology Book Launch

• Your name displayed in the 2024 Program Book

How can I support the Program?

Support us with a gift of IDR 10,000,000, AUD 1,000, or USD 650 or more to automatically become an esteemed Emerging Writers Patron. Donations can be made easily through our information page at

If you prefer making a donation through a regular bank transfer, you can download the info kit containing all necessary bank details for secure payments in AUD, IDR, or USD.

2024 Emerging Writers Program
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Launch your new work at our 2024 Festival and be part of this extraordinary program. As an author, you benefit from a fully arranged venue in a specially selected location in Ubud during our festival weekend, as well as extensive pre-event marketing and hospitality perks.

The format of your event is up to you: speeches, a conversation, a reading—it’s your vision!

The benefits of joining the program include:
2024 Book Launch Program
Launch Essentials:

• Basic technical setup of PA system

• Volunteer MC for event introduction or moderation (upon request)

• Non-alcoholic welcome drinks and canapés for up to 50 guests

• Volunteer venue liaison assisting with attendee management

• Book sales at the Festival bookstore

Pre-Event Marketing:

• Social Media promotion on Instagram, Facebook, and X

• Event listing on Festival website with thousands of page visitors

• Placement in Program Book with over 3,000 copies

• Photo documentation by professional photography team 


• One Speaker's Pass granting access to the main Program

• One Invitation to Festival Private Events (if any)

• Possibilities to join various Festival programs (Main Program, Workshops, etc.)

• One Festival Merch bundle, including tote bag and t-shirt

2024 Book Launch Program
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