A gathering of German and French fiction publishers in Frankfurt am Main
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty on Franco-German cooperation, Frankfurter Buchmesse invites fiction publishers from Germany and France to "Salon Francfort" (5- 7 July 2023). This is a publishers' meeting for selected German and French fiction publishers which will take place at the Haus des Buches in Frankfurt.
The compact programme will focus on the development of a Franco-German book industry network, as well as on the promotion of literature and translation.
German publishers will be given the chance to present contemporary German-language authors whose works have not yet been translated into French.
The agenda of Salon Francfort includes a panel discussion, a pitching session for German publishers, licensing discussions and numerous networking opportunities.
Application for Salon Francfort is now open, and you can submit your online form until 6 April 2023.
The salon is planned as a curated, focussed event, so the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 10 people per language.
For German participants, we are looking for fiction publishers and rights and licensing managers with several years of work experience and a good command of English (knowledge of French is an advantage).
French participants can be fiction publishers, programme directors or editors with several years of work experience and a good command of English (knowledge of German is an advantage).
Salon Francfort is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, and curated and organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH.
Salon Francfort 5 - 7 July 2023
Salon Francfort is a networking event for literary fiction publishing houses from France and Germany.
For German participants, we are looking for fiction publishers and rights and licensing managers.
French participants can be fiction publishers, programme directors or editors.
Our FAQs on Salon Francfort can be found further down on this page. If you have any questions, please contact Niki Théron: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salon Francfort FAQs
Who can apply to Salon Francfort?
Salon Francfort is aimed at German and French literary fiction publishing houses. For the German side of participants we are looking for publishers and rights & licensing managers, for the French side for publishers, programme managers, and editors. All applicants should have several years of work experience; additional knowledge of German or French respectively would be an advantage.
When and where will Salon Francfort take place?
Salon Francfort will take place at the Haus des Buches in Frankfurt am Main in the first week of July 2023.
Day 1 (5 Juliy 2023) Arrival in Frankfurt, cultural programme, meet-and-greet dinner.
Day 2 (6 July 2023) Moderated podium discussion with German experts, pitching session for German publishers, pre-booked individual meetings, networking dinner.
Day 3 (7 July 2023) Departure.
How many participants will be selected and when?
The Francfort Salon is a curated format, which means that the number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 20 overall. The selected participants will be informed in May.” The Francfort Salon is a curated format, which means that the number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 20 overall. The selected participants will be informed in May.
Salon Francfort depends on the provision of funding from the German Foreign Office. If the programme can take place, Frankfurter Buchmesse will cover two nights' hotel accommodation in Frankfurt for all participants. For French participants, travel expenses will also be covered.