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30 Apr 2018

Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2018


Frankfurt Bookfair Fellowship Programme is open for applications from young publishing professionals around the world, to develop information exchange, professional dialogue and build networks. An Invitation Programme for small independent publishers from Asia and other world regions is also announced.

First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurter Buchmesse in 1998, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Programme celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. More than 300 publishing people from more than 50 countries have gained so far from this experience. The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between young international publishers. We visit publishing houses and booksellers in three German cities, see market presentations, have match-making events and dinners, and offer our fellows many networking opportunities.

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
  • Application form

Who can be considered for the Frankfurt Fellowship? 
Publishers, editors, rights and licensing professionals, agents and product managers (print and digital) can apply for the Frankfurt Fellowship.

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.

Travel expenses and accommodation while staying in Germany are covered by the Frankfurter Buchmesse. This also goes for part of the food expenses. Participants are responsible for covering their travel costs to Frankfurt and back.

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2018

In addition to the Fellowship Programme, there is an Invitation Programme  for small independent publishing companies from Africa, the Arabic World, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in the world's biggest book fair. (Deadline: 30 April)