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 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.

The application form for the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2019 will be online in March 2019. Application deadline is 30 April 2019.

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
Frankfurter Buchmesse FAQs

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


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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.