Publishing Grants & Prizes
The Book Department of the Cultural Services works to promote French and Francophone literature and to encourage English translations of French works. We oversee three grant programs to help publishers and translators with acquisition of rights cost and translation cost.
The deadline for French Voice Award, Hemingway Grant and Acquisition of Rights program is May 15, 2017 for the current session and December 15, 2017 for the next session.
SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN PUBLISHERS
The French Ministry of Culture, the Institut Francais, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy offer aid to American publishers seeking to translate works from French to English.
SUPPORT FOR TRANSLATORS
The French Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, La Villa Gillet, and the PEN American Center offer grants and residencies for translators.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French-American Foundation and PEN American Center award translation prizes for fiction, non-fiction and poetry.