The British Council invites applications for its international publishing fellowship. This connects UK publishing professionals with counterparts in Georgia, Turkey or Ukraine and allows them to conduct a curated study visit to gain insight into the sector and forge professional connections.

Applicants must have between two and six years of experience in the publishing sector and work in trade fiction or non-fiction across any genre. Professionals working in the following fields are particularly welcomed:

•literary fiction;

•children’s and young adult;


•nature writing;


•comic and graphic novels.

Fellows can come from any role where there would be a clear benefit to further internationalisation.

Six fellowships are available and last for one year. Flights, visa costs, accommodation, transfers and per diems on the overseas study trip are covered, as are the costs of the UK fellow’s domestic travel and per diems while the overseas fellow visits the UK. At the end of the fellowship, fellows may bid for a development fund of up to £3,000 each to enable them to continue forging international professional links, which may be spent on visiting trade fairs, shadowing opportunities, professional training and seed-funding international projects.

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