The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme: Supporting the next Generation of Publishers in building up their international Network.

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme takes place from 5 to 20 October 2019

Application deadline: 30 April 2019.

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.

 

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

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Application form Frankfurt Fellowship

Download the application form here, fill it in and send it until 30 April 2019 enclosed with your application documents to o one of the following addresses:

 

Applicants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka:
Please send your application to German Book Office (GBO) New Delhi 
Ms Prashasti Rastogi 
rastogi@newdelhi.gbo.org

 

Applicants from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan:
Please send your application to Book Information Centre (BIZ) Beijing 
Ms Yingxing Gong
gong@biz-beijing.org 

 

Applicants from Russia:
Please send your application to Book Information Centre (BIZ) Moscow 
Ms Anastasia Milekhina
milekhina@biz-moskau.org

 

Applicants from USA, eng. Canada:
Please send your application to Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc.
Ms Raquel Plitt
plitt@book-fair.com

 

Applicants from other countries:
Please send your application to Frankfurter Buchmesse
Ms Niki Théron
theron@book-fair.com

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The Participants of the Frankfurt Fellowship-Programme 2018

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Application requirements:

  • Several years of experience in publishing
  • Good knowledge of English

Application documents:

  • Three letters of recommendation from international business partners
  • Recommendation from the management of the publishing house that employs the candidate

All Frankfurt Fellowship-Participants 2018

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Ana Ojeda – Argentina

Editor
Paidós (Planeta)
www.paidosargentina.com.ar
aojeda@areapaidos.com.ar
„To discover new publishing markets, to strengthen my network and to ease the exchange of valuable information. To improve my editorial skills altogether.“

Editor
Paidós (Planeta)
www.paidosargentina.com.ar
aojeda@areapaidos.com.ar
„To discover new publishing markets, to strengthen my network and to ease the exchange of valuable information. To improve my editorial skills altogether.“

Focus of interest:
Feminism, activisms, philosophy, history, sociology, social sciences, science, arts, Latin America, current Affairs, next generation.

A few authors published by my company:
Mary Beard, Judith Butler, Marawa Ibrahim, Michel Onfray, Patrice Pavis, Paul B. Preciado, Damion Searls, Florence Williams, Marilyn Yalom, ZEP.

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Katrien Van Oost – Belgium

Publisher, General non-fiction
Lannoo Publishers
www.lannoo.com
katrien.vanoost@lannoo.be
„I am looking forward to meeting publishing professionals from around the globe to discuss the challenges our industry is facing today and to exchange ideas on how to use these challenges to our advantage.“

Publisher, General non-fiction
Lannoo Publishers
www.lannoo.com
katrien.vanoost@lannoo.be
„I am looking forward to meeting publishing professionals from around the globe to discuss the challenges our industry is facing today and to exchange ideas on how to use these challenges to our advantage.“

Focus of interest:
Popular science, personal development, parenting, (mental) health.

A few authors published by my company:
Bestselling international authors include Leo Bormans („The World Book of Happiness“) and Ivan Moscovich („The Puzzle Universe“).

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Arevik Ashkharoyan – Armenia

Founder, Literary Agent
ARI Literary and Talents Agency
www.ariliterary.com
arevik@ariliterary.com
„I expect to extent my professional network, establish cooperation with foreign colleagues, learn from them, get to know the international experience in the field and share my own.“

Founder, Literary Agent
ARI Literary and Talents Agency
www.ariliterary.com
arevik@ariliterary.com
„I expect to extent my professional network, establish cooperation with foreign colleagues, learn from them, get to know the international experience in the field and share my own.“

Focus of interest:
Literary fiction, popular non-fiction.

A few authors published by my company:
Narek Malian, Aram Pachyan, Jean-Chat (Hovhannes) Tekgyozyan.

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Marika Webb-Pullman – Australia

Senior Commissioning Editor
Digital Strategy Manager
Scribe Publications
scribepublications.com.au
marika@scribepub.com.au
„To learn from others, to share my experience, to form lasting relationships with publishers from around the world, and to create new opportunities in hitherto unexplored markets. And to have fun!“

Senior Commissioning Editor
Digital Strategy Manager
Scribe Publications
scribepublications.com.au
marika@scribepub.com.au
„To learn from others, to share my experience, to form lasting relationships with publishers from around the world, and to create new opportunities in hitherto unexplored markets. And to have fun!“

Focus of interest:
Strong, voice-driven literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, particularly issue-based nonfiction that has elements of memoir.

A few authors published by my company:
Norman Doidge , Giulia Enders, Hwang Sok-yong, Jessica Friedmann, Georgia Blain, Miles Allinson.

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Sandra Felteau – Canada

Rights manager
Groupe HMH (Hurtubise, XYZ, Multimondes)
editionshurtubise.com / editionsxyz.com
sandra.felteau@groupehmh.com
„An outstanding opportunity to make new contacts and strengthen the connection we already have with German publishers, and also to learn more about the market in preparation for Canada’s guest of honour invitation in Frankfurt in 2020.“

Rights manager
Groupe HMH (Hurtubise, XYZ, Multimondes)
editionshurtubise.com / editionsxyz.com
sandra.felteau@groupehmh.com
„An outstanding opportunity to make new contacts and strengthen the connection we already have with German publishers, and also to learn more about the market in preparation for Canada’s guest of honour invitation in Frankfurt in 2020.“

Focus of interest:
Literary and commercial fiction, non-fiction (especially popular science, nature and environment), and children’s literature (mostly novels, from middle-grade to YA).

A few authors published by my company:
Peter Behrens, Alice Kuipers, Marie-Renée Lavoie, Yann Martel, Jocelyne Saucier, Pierre Szalovski, Denis Thériault, Richard Wagamese, Peter Wohlleben.

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Yue Ben – China

Commissioning editor, digital division
CITIC Press Group
www.press.citic
benyue@citicpub.com
„It’s my first time to the Frankfurter Buchmesse and I know it‘s a great place to exchange ideas, information, and make new friends. Learning from people is probably even more exciting than learning from books. Audiobooks are becoming more common in my country these days but not yet profitable. I heard that it is big and very popular in Germany. I hope the visit to Frankfurt will lead me to the right answer, or at least the right question to ask.“

Commissioning editor, digital division
CITIC Press Group
www.press.citic
benyue@citicpub.com
„It’s my first time to the Frankfurter Buchmesse and I know it‘s a great place to exchange ideas, information, and make new friends. Learning from people is probably even more exciting than learning from books. Audiobooks are becoming more common in my country these days but not yet profitable. I heard that it is big and very popular in Germany. I hope the visit to Frankfurt will lead me to the right answer, or at least the right question to ask.“

Focus of interest:
Audio books, ebooks.

A few authors published by my company:
Yuval Noah Harari, Ray Dalio, Michael Lewis, Daniel Kahneman.

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Aylin LaMorey-Salzmann – Germany

Acquisitions Editor Fiction
Ullstein Buchverlage
www.ullstein-buchverlage.de
aylin.lamorey@ullstein-buchverlage.de
„Learning from the international publishing perspectives of my fellow participants and gathering insights into the trends and challenges of their individual markets and their own publishing strategies. I am particularly curious when it comes to new literary voices walking the line between literary and commercial fiction.“

Acquisitions Editor Fiction
Ullstein Buchverlage
www.ullstein-buchverlage.de
aylin.lamorey@ullstein-buchverlage.de
„Learning from the international publishing perspectives of my fellow participants and gathering insights into the trends and challenges of their individual markets and their own publishing strategies. I am particularly curious when it comes to new literary voices walking the line between literary and commercial fiction.“

Focus of interest:
young literary voices, German and English speaking authors, feminism, gender and race issues.

A few authors published by my company:
Melissa Broder, Zinzi Clemmons, Joan Didion, Andrew Michael Hurley, John le Carré, Sina Pousset, Karine Tuil, Claire Vaye Watkins.

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Yijing Yang – China

Editor
Shanghai Translation Publishing House
stph.com.cn
yangyijing@yiwen.com.cn
„I wish to further extend my knowledge of current German book market, as well as the publishing industry in other German speaking countries and regions, and to establish contacts with new publishers and agents.“

Editor
Shanghai Translation Publishing House
stph.com.cn
yangyijing@yiwen.com.cn
„I wish to further extend my knowledge of current German book market, as well as the publishing industry in other German speaking countries and regions, and to establish contacts with new publishers and agents.“

Focus of interest:
Contemporary German authors (mainly fiction, but also children‘s books and graphic novels), and classic authors who have not yet been introduced to China.

A few authors published by my company:
Marguerite Duras, William Faulkner,Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Thomas Mann, Ian McEwan, John Updike, Gunter Grass, Patrick Modiano, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, Patrick Suskind, E.B.White.

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Cristina Gerosa - Italy

Editorial Director
Iperborea
www.iperborea.com
cristina.gerosa@iperborea.com
„I expect to improve and enlarge my professional network and to open Iperborea list to German Literature. I look especially for German writers familiar with narrative non-fiction and literary journalism.“

Editorial Director
Iperborea
www.iperborea.com
cristina.gerosa@iperborea.com
„I expect to improve and enlarge my professional network and to open Iperborea list to German Literature. I look especially for German writers familiar with narrative non-fiction and literary journalism.“

Focus of interest:
Contemporary literary fiction, classics, narrative non-fiction and literary journalism. Children‘s books (6-11).

A few authors published by my company:
Ingmar Bergman, Per Olov Enquist, Lars Gustafsson, Tove Jansson, Knut Hamsun, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Selma Lagerlöf, Halldór Laxness, Astrid Lindgren, Cees Nooteboom, Connie Palmen, Fredrik Sjöberg, Dag Solstad, Morten Strøsknes, Tommy Wieringa.

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David Gressot – France

Editor
Jacqueline Chambon (Actes Sud)
www.actes-sud.fr
d.gressot@actes-sud.fr
„Acquire rights of German novels; get a better knowledge of the German book market through exchanges with professionals of the industry in Germany and worldwide.“

Editor
Jacqueline Chambon (Actes Sud)
www.actes-sud.fr
d.gressot@actes-sud.fr
„Acquire rights of German novels; get a better knowledge of the German book market through exchanges with professionals of the industry in Germany and worldwide.“

Focus of interest:
Foreign fiction (German, Spanish, English) and crime fiction with a focus on history or technology.

A few authors published by my company:
Alex Berg, Elfriede Jelinek, Michael Köhlmeier, Karl Olsberg, Oliver Pötzsch, Alain Claude Sulzer, Jan Costin Wagner, José Carlos Llop, Sergi Pámies, Iván Repila, Ricardo Menéndez Salmón, Martha Baillie, Justin Cartwright, Andrew Sean Greer, Kathryn Stockett.

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Simon Dikker Hupkes - Netherlands

Commissioning Editor, Non-Fiction
Atlas Contact
www.atlascontact.nl
sdikkerhupkes@atlascontact.nl
„Insight in the German publishing market, expanding my network with German editors and rights managers, learning from the other fellows about their daily work and their book market and culture.“

Commissioning Editor, Non-Fiction
Atlas Contact
www.atlascontact.nl
sdikkerhupkes@atlascontact.nl
„Insight in the German publishing market, expanding my network with German editors and rights managers, learning from the other fellows about their daily work and their book market and culture.“

Focus of interest:
Politics, history, popular science, music, philosophy and religion, cultural criticism, current affairs, international relations, sports, technology, biology.

A few authors published by my company:
Julian Barnes, Ian Buruma, Francis Fukuyama, Tony Judt, Ivan Krastev, Mark Mazower, Barack Obama, Simon Schama, Colson Whitehead, Hanna Bervoets, Joris Luyendijk, Dick Swaab.

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Dr. Pallavi Narayan – Singapore

Acquisitions Editor
NUS Press
(National University of Singapore)
nuspress.nus.edu.sg
pallavinarayan@nus.edu.sg
„International collaboration and exchange of perspectives on global publishing trends, building a network with outstanding professionals in the trade and the chance to develop relationships with the historic German publishing and bookselling industry.“

Acquisitions Editor
NUS Press
(National University of Singapore)
nuspress.nus.edu.sg
pallavinarayan@nus.edu.sg
„International collaboration and exchange of perspectives on global publishing trends, building a network with outstanding professionals in the trade and the chance to develop relationships with the historic German publishing and bookselling industry.“

Focus of interest:
Academic as well as trade publishing.

A few authors published by my company:
Kenneth Dean, Rodolphe de Koninck, Wang Gungwu, Kishore Mahbubani, John Miksic, Merle Ricklefs, T.K. Sabapathy, Janet E. Steele, Dorothy C. Wong.

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Alice Mello – Brazil

Acquiring Editor
HarperCollins Brazil
harpercollins.com.br
alice.mello@harpercollins.com.br
„I expect to create lasting professional relationships, and to learn as much as possible from my fellows from all over the world.“

Acquiring Editor
HarperCollins Brazil
harpercollins.com.br
alice.mello@harpercollins.com.br
„I expect to create lasting professional relationships, and to learn as much as possible from my fellows from all over the world.“

Focus of interest:
Commercial fiction and nonfiction.

A few authors published by my company:
Agatha Christie, Joan Didion, J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeleine L’Engle, Daniel Silva, Karin Slaughter, Colson Whitehead.

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Petra Kavčič – Slovenia

Head of rights and international cooperation
Beletrina
www.beletrina.com
petra.kavcic@zalozba.org
„I’ve been told this is a once in a lifetime experience, and not just in terms of business, to exchange ideas, learn about practices and establish connections with colleagues from all over the world.“

Head of rights and international cooperation
Beletrina
www.beletrina.com
petra.kavcic@zalozba.org
„I’ve been told this is a once in a lifetime experience, and not just in terms of business, to exchange ideas, learn about practices and establish connections with colleagues from all over the world.“

Focus of interest:
Literary fiction and non-fiction, poetry; we fully represent over 20 of the most renowned Slovenian authors.

A few authors published by my company:
Drago Jančar, Vitomil Zupan, Goran Vojnović, Vitomil Zupan, Roberto Bolaño, Patrick Modiano, Herta Müller, W. G. Sebald, Zadie Smith.

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Why participate?

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme offers participants from 16 countries the opportunity to discover the special features of various book markets and, above all, to build new ties in the German book industry.