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)

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
Mit Baťa im Dschungel
Markéta Pilátová
Trans. Sophia Marzolff | German
Contribución a la historia de la alegría
Radka Denemarková
Trans. Montserrat Tutusaus Romeu | Spanish
Me despertaré en Shibuya
Anna Cima
Trans. Kepa Uharte | Spanish
Atrapadores de polvo
Lucie Faulerová
Trans. Kepa Uharte | Spanish
Banquete fúnebre por Karlovy Vary
Miloš Urban
Trans. Kepa Uharte | Spanish
La madrastra
Petra Hůlová
Trans. Fernando de Valenzuela | Spanish
H2O Y LA MISION ACUATICA SECRETA
Petr Stančík, Galina Miklínová
Trans. Daniel Ordóňez | Spanish
Najboljše za vse
Petra Soukupová
Trans. Nives Vidrih | Slovenian
Tihe Godine
Alena Mornštajnová
Trans. Sanja Miličevič Armada | Croatian
Hašek, a medve
Irena Dousková
Trans. Borbála Csoma | Hungarian
Santa Bárbara
Marek Šindelka, Vojtěch Mašek, Marek Pokorný
Trans. Daniel Ordóňez | Spanish
Kitas miestas
Michal Ajvaz
Trans. Vytas Dekšnys | Lithuanian
Paris Notebook
Tereza Riedlbauchová
Trans. Stephan Delbos | English

Title Author Year Translator Publisher Language
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
Mit Baťa im Dschungel Markéta Pilátová 2020 Sophia Marzolff Wieser Verlag German
Contribución a la historia de la alegría Radka Denemarková 2020 Montserrat Tutusaus Romeu Galaxia Gutenberg Spanish
Me despertaré en Shibuya Anna Cima 2020 Kepa Uharte Nórdica Libros Spanish
Atrapadores de polvo Lucie Faulerová 2020 Kepa Uharte Editorial Huso Spanish
Banquete fúnebre por Karlovy Vary Miloš Urban 2020 Kepa Uharte Editorial Huso Spanish
La madrastra Petra Hůlová 2020 Fernando de Valenzuela Báltica Editorial Spanish
H2O Y LA MISION ACUATICA SECRETA Petr Stančík 2020 Daniel Ordóňez Apache Libros Spanish
Najboljše za vse Petra Soukupová 2020 Nives Vidrih Celjska Mohorjeva Družba Slovenian
Tihe Godine Alena Mornštajnová 2020 Sanja Miličevič Armada Hena Com Croatian
Hašek, a medve Irena Dousková 2020 Borbála Csoma Kalligram Hungarian
Santa Bárbara Marek Šindelka 2020 Daniel Ordóňez Reino de Cordelia Spanish
Kitas miestas Michal Ajvaz 2020 Vytas Dekšnys Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla Lithuanian
Paris Notebook Tereza Riedlbauchová 2020 Stephan Delbos The Visible Spectrum English