Competition for Literary Translations 2019

Competition for Literary Translations 2019


The competition call for projects of translating literary works is open for category I and it lasts until 4th June 2019.

This competition offers and opportunity for publishing houses to translate literary works written by European authors from one into another officially recognised European language. The aim of it is to support cultural and linguistic diversity in Europe, promote transnational circulation of high-quality literature, and also improve access to literary works, so they can reach new audiences.

The allowed expenses include translation, production and promotion of European fiction, novels, short stories, children’s fiction, comic books/graphic novels, poetry and drama. Special support is extended to translation of books awarded with European Union Prize for Literature.

Category I encompasses two-year projects of translation of 3-10 works of fiction, and you can apply for support amounting to 100 000 euros (which is the maximum of 50% of allowed expenses).

If you are interested in applying and want to know more:

– read the competition call and the guidelines for proposals carefully;

– get acquainted with technical steps when applying, in order to successfully submit your competition application;

– take a look at projects which acquired support  previously;

– subscribe to our newsletter, in order to regularly receive information about the competition and invitations to workshops and trainings we organise;

– Culture Desk Serbia offers free advice and support to Publishing Houses from Serbia when applying. If you intend to apply, we can schedule a discussion about your application, or have a phone and Skype consultation.

Detailed information about the competition procedure and the required documents can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), governing the Creative Europe programme.