call for submissions
TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS—SECOND SESSION—2013
French Voices Award — Hemingway Grant — Acquisition of Rights
We are pleased to announce that the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Institut français and FACE are now accepting applications for the second 2013 session of their translation assistance programs. The publication date of the submitted title must be scheduled after March 2014.
The Book Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy works with FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), the Institut français and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to promote French and Francophone literature and to encourage English translations of French fiction and non-fiction. To that effect, it provides and oversees three bi-annual programs concerning translations from French into English of works that have not yet been published in the United States. The French Voices Award, Hemingway Grants and Acquisition of Rights Grants are awarded to fiction and non-fiction translations (including children’s books, comics and digital books).
To facilitate the application process, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy offers a single online application process. By filling out a form and uploading the necessary documents, you can apply directly online to the three following programs:
French Voices Awards
The French Voices Awards honor both translators and American publishers for English translations of works that have been published in France in the last 6 years. Award recipients are selected by a literary committee. Each book receives a $6,000 award, shared by the American publisher ($4,000) and the translator ($2,000) ($5,000 and $1,000 respectively in case of a comic book or picture book).
Hemingway Grants allow publishers to receive financial help for the translation and publication of a French work into English. Grant beneficiaries are selected by the Book Department of the French Embassy in the United States. Grants awarded for each work range from $500 to $6,000.
Acquisition of Rights Grants
The Institut français helps American publishers offset the cost of acquiring the rights to French works. Grant beneficiaries are selected by the Institut français in Paris. The amount awarded cannot exceed the amount of the advance paid to the French Publisher for the acquisition of rights and varies from 500 to 7,000 euros.
For access to the online application and guidelines, please visit us online.
The deadline for the second 2013 session is August 30th, 2013.
Results will be announced on FrenchCulture.org
The short-list for this session will be published on December 15, 2013.
Awards will be announced on January 20, 2014. This announcement will be followed by personal letters or emails to all applicants.
For the 2006-2012 titles seeking an American publisher, a translation sample is available upon request.
We thank you for your interest in our grant programs and look forward to receiving your applications.
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