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 Latvian Writers’ Union is announcing an OPEN CALL for applications for foreign publishers from English speaking countries. Deadline for applications is 15th of November 2017. This is the last competition for foreign publisher in 2017.

Please see more information in GRANTS FOR PUBLISHERS.

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

On 12th of September, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed applications from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad. The competition is financed by the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) and by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Latvia. The Commission was composed of four experts: translator Maima Grinberga, editor Vents Zvaignze, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone, author and cultural journalist Arno Jundze.

In total, 14 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad were submitted. The commission of expert supported 6 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in English language and 4 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in other languages from SCCF resources.  Please see the list of supported projects below.

Please find forms of reports for foreign publishers here:

descriptive report – Descr report

financial report – FIN report


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