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Frankfurt Fellowship


The Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Frankfurt Fellowship Programme is an intensive training and networking programme for publishers, editors, rights & licensing managers, and literary agents from all over the world.


The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme was launched in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, with the Zev Birger Fellowship (Jerusalem) serving as a model. The programme focuses on the exchange of information, professional dialogue, and the expansion of an international book industry network. Until now, almost 400 young publishers from more than 60 countries have participated in the Frankfurt Fellowship and created a long-lasting international network.

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme includes visits to publishers, agencies and bookstores, market presentations, matchmaking events, and numerous networking opportunities in Frankfurt and Berlin as well as at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. This year’s focus will be on non-illustrated fiction and non-fiction, and the programme will take place from 8 - 22 October 2023. 

The requirements for participation include several years of work in the publishing industry, a good command of English, and three letters of recommendation from international business partners.

Subject to funding by the German Federal Foreign Office. 

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