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)

In total, the grant can cover up to 70% 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:

  • publishing costs of an issue where at least 50% of the total content is dedicated to original Czech literature. In total, the grant can cover up to 70% of the total cost of publishing.
Deadlines

15th May 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 2019/2020 can be downloaded in English, German and Czech here.

(Please send the completed form to Radim Kopáč, radim.kopac@mkcr.cz)

Zátopek
Jan Novák, Jaromír 99
Trans. Jan Novák | English
De momento, bien
Jan Novák, Jaromír 99
Trans. Enrique Gutiérrez Rubio | Spanish
Hana
Alena Mornštajnová
Trans. Julia Sherwood, Peter Sherwood | English
Hana
Alena Mornštajnová
Trans. Raija Hauck | German
Obudzę się na Shibui
Anna Cima
Trans. Krzysztof Wołosiuk | Polish
Pusta mapa
Alena Mornštajnová
Trans. Agata Wróbel | Polish
Mona
Bianca Bellová
Trans. Laura Angeloni | Italian
Con Bata nella giungla
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Alessandro De Vito | Italian
Una persona sensibile
Jáchym Topol
Trans. Laura Angeloni | Italian
Őrülten szomorú történetek
Tereza Boučková
Trans. Ildikó Forgács | Hungarian
Gypsies
Karel Hynek Mácha
Trans. Geoffrey Chew | English
El micelio
Viktorie Hanišová
Trans. Kepa Uharte | Spanish
Beffroi
Radek Fridrich
Trans. Erika Abrams | French
Meine Reise ins Ungewisse
Martin Vopěnka
Trans. Raija Hauck | German
Pérák. Der Superheld aus Prag
Petr Stančík
Trans. Maria Sileny | German
Siberia
Martin Ryšavý
Trans. Jorge Simon | Spanish
Das eiserne Hemd
Zuzana Lazarová
Trans. Ondřej Cikán | German
Berliner Notizbuch
Dora Kaprálová
Trans. Ruben Höppner | German
Die Weltuhr
Sylva Fischerová
Trans. Daniela Pusch | German

Title Author Year Translator Publisher Language
Zátopek Jan Novák 2020 Jan Novák SelfMadeHero English
De momento, bien Jan Novák 2020 Enrique Gutiérrez Rubio Nórdica Libros Spanish
Hana Alena Mornštajnová 2020 Julia Sherwood, Peter Sherwood Parthian Books English
Hana Alena Mornštajnová 2020 Raija Hauck Wieser Verlag German
Obudzę się na Shibui Anna Cima 2020 Krzysztof Wołosiuk Dowody na Istnienie Polish
Pusta mapa Alena Mornštajnová 2020 Agata Wróbel Amaltea Polish
Mona Bianca Bellová 2020 Laura Angeloni Miraggi Edizioni Italian
Con Bata nella giungla Markéta Pilátová 2020 Alessandro De Vito Miraggi Edizioni Italian
Una persona sensibile Jáchym Topol 2020 Laura Angeloni Keller Italian
Őrülten szomorú történetek Tereza Boučková 2020 Ildikó Forgács Magyar Napló Hungarian
Gypsies Karel Hynek Mácha 2019 Geoffrey Chew Jantar Publishing English
El micelio Viktorie Hanišová 2019 Kepa Uharte L'Art de la Memòria Edicions Spanish
Beffroi Radek Fridrich 2019 Erika Abrams Revue K French
Meine Reise ins Ungewisse Martin Vopěnka 2019 Raija Hauck Drava German
Die große Neuigkeit vom schrecklichen Mord an Šimon Abeles Marek Toman 2019 Raija Hauck Wieser Verlag German
Pérák. Der Superheld aus Prag Petr Stančík 2019 Maria Sileny edition clandestin German
Siberia Martin Ryšavý 2018 Jorge Simon Elefanta Editorial Spanish
Das eiserne Hemd Zuzana Lazarová 2018 Ondřej Cikán Kētos German
Berliner Notizbuch Dora Kaprálová 2018 Ruben Höppner Baleana Verlag German
Die Weltuhr Sylva Fischerová 2018 Daniela Pusch KLAK Verlag German