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30 Apr 2017

Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2017


Young professionals in the publishing industry - apply now for the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2017. Exchanging experiences, professionalisation, internationalisation – with the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has made these three goals a top priority. The Frankfurter Buchmesse’s renowned programme is entering its 20th year: Since 1998, it has been promoting the exchange of information and networking between international publishers, editors, agents and licensing managers.

Applications for the programme are now being accepted, and the deadline to apply is 30 April 2017. In addition to rights managers, publishers and editors in particular are encouraged to apply.

This year’s Frankfurt Fellowship Programme will take place from 1 to 15 October 2017. The programme includes visits to publishers and booksellers in Frankfurt, Berlin and one additional city. As part of their visit, which culminates in participation in the Frankfurter Buchmesse (11-15 October 2017), Frankfurt Fellows learn about various book markets, take part in matchmaking events and expand their network.

Application requirements


  • Several years' experience in publishing

  • Good knowledge of the English language

  • Basic knowledge of the German language recommended


  • Your filled-in application form

  • Three letters of recommendation from international business partners

  • Letter of recommendation from applicant's own employer

There is no official age limit, but the programme is aimed at young professionals. Most Frankfurt Fellows are between 30 and 40 years old when they take part in the programme.

Deadline to apply is 30 April 2017

About the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme
The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme was created on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurter Buchmesse. So far, the programme has provided lasting benefits to more than 300 participants from 55 countries. Annual meetings between former Frankfurt Fellows at the Frankfurter Buchmesse and abroad ensure lively exchanges and long-lasting contacts.