The program for support of Bulgarian literature of the National Book Centre is open for foreign publishers across the globe for fiction and non-fiction books from contemporary and classic Bulgarian authors, translated from Bulgarian to any other language and to be published as first edition in the given country. The funding covers up to 80% of the translation cost against duly filled application form and after approval from the council of experts. Grants are to be used solely for the translation costs of the chosen title. Projects will also be assessed for litarary quality, as well as on the strength of the publishing project and strategy.
For a calendar year, up to two books of the same publishing house can be supported.
The next book from the same publisher can be supported after the previous supported book was published. The applications for books which already have sponsorship from translation programs from the funds of Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, will not be accepted.
The program is open permanently and candidates can apply online any time of the year. The results are announced 60 days after submission.
1. National Book Centre Application Form.docx
2. A copy of the agreement signed with the author / rights holder
3. A copy of the agreement signed with the translator(s)
4. Translator CV
5. Sample of translation (max 9 000 characters with spaces)
|Zachary Karabashliev||„18% grey“||Ksenija Banovic||HЕНА СОМ||Croatia|
|Teodora Dimova||“Mothers”||David Bernstein||Nakladatelství Petr Štengl||Czech Republic|
|Tchavdar Moutafov||“The Dilettante“||Krassimir Kavaldjiev||Editionsle Soupirail||France|
|Vera Mutafchieva||„The Cem Affair”||Ksenija Banovic||Sandorf Publishing||Croatia|
|Vera Mutafchieva||„Alcibiades the Great“||Ksenija Banovic||Sandorf Publishing||Croatia|
|Todor Todorov||„Always the night“||Elvira Bormann-Nassonowa||Gröbenwahn Verlag||Germany|
|Georgi Gospodinov||„All turned moon“||Maria Giovanna Stojadinovic||Geopoetika Publishing||Serbia|
|Emiliya Dvoryanova||„Concerto for Sentence“||Elitza Kotzeva||Dalkey Archive Press||United Kingdom|
|Kalin Terzijski||„Insanity”||Viktoria Dimitrova Popova||INK PRESS||Germany|
|Daria Karapetkova||“The boot in Bulgarian
|Giuseppe Dell'Agata||The Boot in Bulgarian
|Betti Fayon||„The breathing hill”||Robert Alagozovski||Goten Publishing||Macedonia|
|Milen Ruskov||Thrown into Nature||Peter Krastev|| Typotex Elektronikus