frankfurtApply now for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2016

Application deadline is 30 April 2016

Exchanging experiences, professionalising the industry, making publishing more international – with the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme, the Frankfurt Book Fair has made these three goals its mission. This October the renowned programme of the Frankfurt Book Fair is entering its 19th year: Since 1998, it has been promoting the transfer of knowledge and networking between international publishers, editors, agents and rights professionals. Applications for the programme may be submitted from now, and the deadline is 30 April 2016.

This year’s Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme will take place from 9 to 23 October 2016. By visiting publishing houses and bookstores in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin, participants will gain first-hand insights into the German book industry. In the course of their stay, which encompasses participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair (19-23 October 2016), they will receive information about 16 exciting book markets, attend matchmaking events and have the opportunity to expand their networks.

The Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme was first launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurt Book Fair. To date, over 300 participants from 55 countries have benefited long term from the programme. Annual meetings of former Frankfurt Fellows at the Frankfurt Book Fair and abroad ensure lively exchanges and lasting contacts.

Candidates for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme should demonstrate the following qualifications: several years’ experience in publishing, good English-language skills and basic knowledge of German (recommended).

The application form and additional information relevant for applying to the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2016 is available online at www.book-fair.com/fellows