• Co-financing books and magazines
  • The public lending right and grants
  • Increasing the accessibility of books
  • Book and magazine portals
  • Promoting electronic publishing
  • Single Price for Books Act

International Cooperation

  • Participating in international book fairs
  • Promotional materials
  • Publishing works by Slovenian authors with foreign publishing houses
  • Artist-in-residence grants abroad
  • International Slovenian literature translation seminar

Reading Promotion in Slovenia

  • Co-financing literary events and the development of reading culture
  • Co-financing bookshop cultural programmes
  • Reading and book promotion campaigns
  • Professional training in the field of books
26. 03. 2020

Support for foreign publishers – three public calls to be issued later this year

Three calls for foreign publishers were scheduled to open this spring, but due to a new national law on temporary measures during the COVID-19 epidemic, introduced on 27th March 2020, the calls are postponed to a later time this year.

The postponed calls are::

- Call for Proposals for the translation and publication of books by Slovenian authors in the German language for the year 2020;

- Call for proposals for translations into foreign languages for the year 2020,

- Call for support of printing costs – NEW!

All applicants for all tenders and calls have to be legal entities (publisher) based outside Slovenia.


For all additional information please contact:

Translations into foreign languages and subsidy for printing costs: Katja Stergar, e-mail:

Publications of Slovenian literature in German language: Anja Kovač, e-mail: anja.kovac(at)



26. 03. 2020

Drago Jančar wins the Austrian State Prize for European Literature 2020

Drago Jančar, one of the leading Slovenian contemporary writers, has been awarded this year’s Austrian State Prize for European Literature, which is a life-time achievement award endowed with 25.000€.

"Taking an individual to penetratingly render understandable the delusions of our history: this is one of the big strengths of his literature," the jury wrote about the 71-year-old. Jančar, a novelist, playwright and essayist, is the most widely translated Slovenian writer and has received an unparalleled number of awards in Slovenia and abroad.

He has written eleven novels; one of the most celebrated ones, I Saw Her That Night (To noč sem jo videl; 2010) has been translated into 15 languages so far. He is the only Slovenian writer to have won the prestigious Slovenian Kresnik Prize for the best novel of the year four times.

Many of his works have already been translated into German, the latest being his 11th novel And Love Itself (Wenn die Liebe ruht, Zsolnay Verlag, 2019, translated...