About Grants


The Latvian Writers’ Union administers a number of grant programs that focus on the promotion of Latvian literature and publishing abroad.

Please, select the section that corresponds to your professional interest – translations or publishing.

ATTENTION: The results for the first contest for foreign publishers of 2018 are announced  – see section Supported projects!

On 6th of March, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed 22 applications from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad. This competition was financed by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Latvia and State Culture Capital Foundation, and supported projects in different languages. The Commission was composed of five experts: translator Maima Grinberga, editor Vents Zvaignze, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone, author and cultural journalist Arno Jundze, literary agent Žanete Vēvere-Paskvalīni.

In total, 3 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors in English language were submitted. The commission of experts also supported 13 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in other languages.  Please see the list of supported projects below in the special section. Together experts decide to support foreign publishers with amount of  40 792 euros.

Next contest starts at 10th of May! 

Please find more information in GRANTS FOR PUBLISHERS. And see also our infographic:

Please contact:

JEĻENA BUDANCEVA

jelena.budanceva@gmail.com

0037126372902

Please find forms of reports for foreign publishers here:

descriptive report – Descr report

financial report – FIN report

Results of the fourth contest are published! – see SUPPORTED PROJECTS

On 12th of December, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed applications from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad. This competition was financed by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Latvia and supported only projects in English. The Commission was composed of five experts: translator Maima Grinberga, editor Vents Zvaignze, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone, author and cultural journalist Arno Jundze, literary agent Žanete Vēvere-Paskvalīni.

In total, 4 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad were submitted. The commission of expert supported 4 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in English language.  Please see the list of supported projects below.

SUPPORTED PROJECTS

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