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30 Apr 2019

Frankfurt Fellowship Programme - call for applications

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The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme takes place from 5 to 20 October 2019. Applications are invited from young publishing professionals around the world. 

First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of Frankfurter Buchmesse in 1998, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Programme celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. So far, over 350 publishing experts from more than 60 countries have benefitted from this  experience. The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on exchanging information, fostering professional dialogue and growing young international publishers' networks. The Fellowship participants visit publishing houses and booksellers in three German cities, attend market presentations, have matchmaking events and dinners, and benefit from many further networking opportunities.

In 2018, 105 candidates from 42 countries applied to participate in the Frankfurter Buchmesse's international programme for young publishing professionals. Find out more about the 16 Frankfurt Fellows of 2018 and the 2018 edition in the press release.

Application requirements:

  • Several years of experience in publishing
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Three letters of recommendation from international business partners
  • Recommendation from the management of the publishing house that employs the candidate

Application deadline: 30 April 2019.

NEW: Thanks to the cooperation with the SBVV and the Pro Helvetia Cultural Foundation, the Frankfurt Fellows will also travel to Switzerland in 2019.