In the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair this prestigious Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between young international publishers.
First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1998, the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme provides information and networking within the international publishing world. During those last fifteen years, more than 220 participants from 44 countries have gained so far from this experience.
FAQ Frankfurt Fellowship
Is there an age limit?
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.
Who should write the three letters of recommendation?
The letters of recommendation should be written by international publishers, editors, foreign rights directors/managers or literary agents with which the applicant has worked. Recommendation letters written by authors cannot be considered.
Eligible applicants: who can be considered for the Frankfurt Fellowship?
Publishers, editors, foreign rights directors, foreign rights managers and literary agents are eligible for the Frankfurt Fellowship.
Travel expenses and accommodation while staying in Germany are covered by the Frankfurt Book Fair. This also goes for part of the food expenses until October 6th. Travel expenses to Germany and back home are excluded.
Applications from Asia: Applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka send please their applications to the German Book Office (GBO) in Neu Delhi. Contact: email@example.com
The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme took place from September 30th to
The schedule included visits to publishing houses and meeting with publishing professionals in Frankfurt, Cologne and Berlin. In the process, participants did not only learn about the unique characteristics of the German book market, but also reported on recent market developments in their own countries. The programme’s highlight was the participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 10th to 14th.