Ministry of Culture grants for publishing Czech literature abroad

Every year, the Czech Ministry of Culture awards grants to support the publication of Czech prose, poetry, drama, essays, comics and children’s literature abroad.

Publishers can apply for funding for:

  • translation costs (up to 50% of the total cost of publishing)
  • graphic design, typesetting and printing costs (up to 50% of the total cost of publishing)
  • copyright costs (up to 15% of the total cost of publishing)
  • promotion costs (up to 25% of the total cost of publishing)

Publishers, agents and translators can apply for funding for:

  • the translation of an excerpt of between 10–25 standard pages of text (a standard page is 1800 characters with spaces)

Magazines can apply for funding for:

  • translation costs (up to 50% of the total cost of publishing) of an issue where at least 50% of the total content is dedicated to original Czech literature
Deadlines

15th April for books and excerpts to be published in the same year as the application is submitted

15th November for books and excerpts to be published in the following year after the application is submitted

Application form

The application form for 2017/2018 can be downloaded in English, German and Czech here.

El intento de amar de Štern
David Zábranský
Trans. Kepa Uharte | Spanish
Buenas noches, dulces sueños
Jiří Kratochvil
Trans. Elena López Buixaderas | Spanish
Angel Station
Jáchym Topol
Trans. Alex Zucker | English
Palinka. Prozy z Banatu
Matěj Hořava
Trans. Anna Radwan-Żbikowska | Polish
Storia della luce
Jan Němec
Trans. Elena Zuccolo | Italian
Nemzeti sugárút
Jaroslav Rudiš
Trans. Flóra Peťovská | Hungarian
A fény története
Jan Němec
Trans. Zsuzsanna Juhászné Hahn | Hungarian
Aberrant
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Nathan Fields | English
Die letzte Metro
Martin Becker, Martina Lisa (eds.)
Trans. Martina Lisa | German
Жълтите очи водят към дома
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Denica Dabizheva | Bulgarian
Przyczynek do historii radości
Radka Denemarková
Trans. Olga Czernikow | Polish
Tsunami Blues
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Mirko Kraetsch | German
Грешка
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Krasimir Prodanov | Bulgarian
Tsunami Blues
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Kepa-Lluís Uharte-Mendikoa | Spanish
Historia światła
Jan Němec
Trans. Katarzyna Bańka | Polish
Pengar från Hitler
Radka Denemarková
Trans. Karin Eriksson | Swedish
Pod śniegiem
Petra Soukupová
Trans. Julia Różewicz | Polish
Een straat zonder ambitie
Pavel Juráček
Trans. Edgar de Bruin | Dutch
Młyn do mumii
Petr Stančík
Trans. Mirosław Śmigielski | Polish
Burying the Season
Antonín Bajaja
Trans. David Short | English

Title Author Year Translator Publisher Language
El intento de amar de Štern David Zábranský 2017 Kepa Uharte Huso editorial Spanish
Buenas noches, dulces sueños Jiří Kratochvil 2017 Elena López Buixaderas Impedimenta Spanish
Angel Station Jáchym Topol 2017 Alex Zucker Dalkey Archive Press English
Palinka. Prozy z Banatu Matěj Hořava 2017 Anna Radwan-Żbikowska Książkowe Klimaty Polish
Storia della luce Jan Němec 2017 Elena Zuccolo Safarà Editore Italian
Nemzeti sugárút Jaroslav Rudiš 2017 Flóra Peťovská Typotex Kiadó Hungarian
A fény története Jan Němec 2017 Zsuzsanna Juhászné Hahn Noran Libro Kiadó Hungarian
Aberrant Marek Šindelka 2017 Nathan Fields Twisted Spoon Press English
Die letzte Metro Martin Becker 2017 Martina Lisa Voland & Quist German
Жълтите очи водят към дома Markéta Pilátová 2017 Denica Dabizheva Perseus Bulgarian
Przyczynek do historii radości Radka Denemarková 2017 Olga Czernikow Amaltea Polish
Tsunami Blues Markéta Pilátová 2017 Mirko Kraetsch Braumüller German
Грешка Marek Šindelka 2017 Krasimir Prodanov Izida Bulgarian
Tsunami Blues Markéta Pilátová 2017 Kepa-Lluís Uharte-Mendikoa Baile del Sol Spanish
Historia światła Jan Němec 2017 Katarzyna Bańka Książkowe Klimaty Polish
Pengar från Hitler Radka Denemarková 2016 Karin Eriksson Aspekt Swedish
Pod śniegiem Petra Soukupová 2016 Julia Różewicz Afera Polish
Een straat zonder ambitie Pavel Juráček 2016 Edgar de Bruin Voetnoot Dutch
Młyn do mumii Petr Stančík 2016 Mirosław Śmigielski Stara Szkoła Polish
Burying the Season Antonín Bajaja 2016 David Short Jantar Publishing English