Grants for Publishers

New competition  for publishing Latvian original literary works abroad is open!

The Latvian Writers’ Union is announcing an OPEN CALL for applications for foreign publishers offering an opportunity to receive a grant for publishing and promoting Latvian literature abroad.

Grant program is financed by State Culture Capital Foundation (Valsts kultūrkapitāla fonds) and The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.

We invite legal persons/publishers that have experience working with Latvian authors or have interest in publishing Latvian literature to take part in the grant competition.

The deadline for applications is October 5th, 2018 (23:59 East European time). Only online submissions are accepted.

The projects that receive financial support through the program have to be finally completed by December 2018.

The submitted projects will be evaluated by a jury of experts. The projects receiving financial support will be announced after October 20st, 2018.

The grant competition documents, regulation as well as other useful documents can be found below.

The next grant competition for foreign publishers publishing Latvian literature abroad will be scheduled in 2019.


budget form

KM Rules of Contest 2018

VKKF Rules of Contest 2018


The personal data you give us here in Application documents will be used by LTD International Writers’ and Translators’ House to send to the Experts’ Committee due to the procedure stated at the Grant program Rules. Your details are processed and stored safely in accordance with EU General Data Protection Regulations, and will not be passed on to any third parties.

Useful documents for publishers:


Payment and reports


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