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)

Pernambuco
Ivan Wernisch
Trans. Leszek Engelking | Polish
Milczenie Hipopotama
David Böhm
Trans. Michał Słomka | Polish
Pajacyk, pestka, śliwka, polano i znów pajacyk
Vojtěch Mašek, Chrudoš Valoušek
Trans. Katarzyna Dudzic-Grabińska | Polish
Obchodzenie wyspy
Milan Děžinský
Trans. Zofia Bałdyga | Polish
Une personne sensible
Jáchym Topol
Trans. Marianne Canavaggio | French
Utrujenost materiala
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Nives Vidrih |
La fatiga de los materiales
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Patricia Gonzalo de Jesús | Spanish
Woman in the Plural
Vítězslav Nezval
Trans. Stephan Delbos, Tereza Novická | English
My Brother the Messiah
Martin Vopěnka
Trans. Anna Bryson Gustova | English
Na ratunek Tałesowicz
Karol Efraim Sidon
Trans. Andrzej S. Jagodziňski | Polish
Wrony
Petra Dvořáková
Trans. Mirosław Śmigielski | Polish
Transport poza wieczność
František Tichý
Trans. Anna Wanik | Polish
L'amore al tempo dei cambiamenti climatici
Josef Pánek
Trans. Letizia Kostner | Italian
Χάνα
Alena Mornštajnová
Trans. Kostas Tsivos | Greek
Anita y Pepe 2
Lucie Lomová
Trans. Nuria Mirabet Cucala | Spanish
Where Was the Angel Going?
Jan Balabán
Trans. Charles Kraszewski | English
Czeski Raj
Jaroslav Rudiš
Trans. Katarzyna Dudzic-Grabińska | Polish
Truchlin
Vojtěch Matocha
Trans. Anna Radwan-Żbikowska | Polish
Mona
Bianca Bellová
Trans. Anna Radwan-Żbikowska | Polish
Какво разказваше горилата
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Denitsa Prodanova | Bulgarian

Title Author Year Translator Publisher Language
Pernambuco Ivan Wernisch 2021 Leszek Engelking Biuro Literackie Polish
Milczenie Hipopotama David Böhm 2021 Michał Słomka Sztuka Komiksu Europy Środkowej – CENTRALA Polish
Pajacyk, pestka, śliwka, polano i znów pajacyk Vojtěch Mašek 2021 Katarzyna Dudzic-Grabińska Sztuka Komiksu Europy Środkowej – CENTRALA Polish
Obchodzenie wyspy Milan Děžinský 2021 Zofia Bałdyga Convivo Polish
Une personne sensible Jáchym Topol 2021 Marianne Canavaggio Les Éditions Noir sur Blanc French
Utrujenost materiala Marek Šindelka 2021 Nives Vidrih Beletrina
La fatiga de los materiales Marek Šindelka 2021 Patricia Gonzalo de Jesús Báltica Editorial Spanish
Woman in the Plural Vítězslav Nezval 2021 Stephan Delbos, Tereza Novická Twisted Spoon Press English
My Brother the Messiah Martin Vopěnka 2021 Anna Bryson Gustova Barbican Press English
Na ratunek Tałesowicz Karol Efraim Sidon 2020 Andrzej S. Jagodziňski Nisza Polish
Wrony Petra Dvořáková 2020 Mirosław Śmigielski Stara Szkoła Polish
Transport poza wieczność František Tichý 2020 Anna Wanik MGM Polish
L’amore al tempo dei cambiamenti climatici Josef Pánek 2020 Letizia Kostner Keller Editore Italian
Χάνα Alena Mornštajnová 2020 Kostas Tsivos Alexandria Greek
Anita y Pepe 2 Lucie Lomová 2020 Nuria Mirabet Cucala Reservoir Books Spanish
Where Was the Angel Going? Jan Balabán 2020 Charles Kraszewski Glagoslav Publications English
Czeski Raj Jaroslav Rudiš 2020 Katarzyna Dudzic-Grabińska Książkowe Klimaty Polish
Truchlin Vojtěch Matocha 2020 Anna Radwan-Żbikowska Wydawnictwo Afera Polish
Mona Bianca Bellová 2020 Anna Radwan-Żbikowska Wydawnictwo Afera Polish
Какво разказваше горилата Markéta Pilátová 2020 Denitsa Prodanova Perseus Bulgarian