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Tenders and Public Calls

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Subsidies to translators for the translations of Slovenian authors

The main form of international promotion of the Slovenian Book Agency (JAK) is the co-financing of translations from Slovenian into other languages. JAK annually publishes a public tender for co-financing translations of Slovenian authors’ books into other languages, including adult fiction, children’s and young adult fiction, and essayistic and critical works on culture and the humanities, theatrical plays and comics. Applicants can be publishing houses, theatres, and individual translators. In each case, a contract is concluded with the translator, and therefore all funding goes directly to them. The subsidy covers up to 100% of the translation costs. Grants cannot be awarded retroactively. The date of the next public tender will be announced in the above table and on this website at least three weeks prior to its publication.

Mobility grants for Slovenian authors

Another form of international promotion is the public tender for mobility grants. It is published once a year. The applicant can be a Slovenian author who has been invited to a literary event abroad. The application must be enclosed with an invitation to and the program of the event. The subsidy covers up to 100 % of eligible travel expenses. As this tender is aimed directly at Slovenian authors, it is published only on the Slovenian version of this website.

The Trubar Foundation

The Trubar Foundation is a joint venture of the Slovene Writers’ Association, Slovenian PEN and the Center for Slovenian Literature. The aim of the Trubar Foundation is to subsidize publications of Slovenian literature in translation.

Subsidies to publishers for the printing costs of books translated from Slovene

Foreign publishers can apply for subsidies to publish unpublished translations of Slovenian authors in their native languages. The Trubar Foundation contributes up to 50% of printing costs. It does not subsidize translation. Priority is given to the works of living authors who are already established in Slovenia. However, the Board will take all applications for works of fiction, poetry, drama, or literary essays into account, as long as they are originally written in Slovenian. The Board consists of seven equal members, including the Presidents of Slovene Writers’ Association and Slovene PEN. They convene at least twice a year, usually in March and October. Therefore, applications received by the end of February and the end of September will be considered the fastest.


Društvo slovenskih pisateljev/Slovene Writers’ Association
Tomšičeva ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana

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