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

First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of Frankfurter Buchmesse in 1998, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Programme celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. So far, over 300 publishing experts from more than 50 countries have benefited from this exeprience. The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on exchanging information, fostering professional dialogue and growing young international publishers' networks. We visit publishing houses and booksellers in three German cities, attend market presentations, have matchmaking events and dinners, and offer our fellows many networking opportunities.

This year, 105 candidates from 42 countries applied to participate in the Frankfurter Buchmesse's international programme for young publishing professionals. Now, we are happy to announce the 16 Frankfurt Fellows of 2018. More information can be found in the press release.

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

Why register?

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.

Frankfurter Buchmesse FAQs

You can find more information about the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme in the FAQ section.


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