The publishing house Goga in cooperation with TRADUKI offers three fellowships for writers in 2017. With the support of other partners, Goga offers residential fellowships from September on. Eligible to apply are writers and translators from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. Deadline for applications is May 30, 2017.
Until June 15, writers and translators can apply for a monthly stay in House of Literature and Translation in Sofia. In cooperation with TRADUKI, the Next Page Foundation launches there a new program for writers and translators in order to intensify the literary exchange within Southeast Europe and between Southeast Europe and German speaking countries. The fellowship allows writers and translators to focus on their current project, to use libraries and research centres, to establish contacts, to enjoy the cultural scene of Sofia and to present their work to the Bulgarian audience.
Goethe-Institut in cooperation with the Literary Colloquium Berlin (LCB) presents the first Fabjan Hafner Prize that will be awarded to the best translators from German to Slovenian and from Slovenian to German. In 2017, the Prize will be awarded for an exceptional translation from German to Slovenian, and in 2018 for a translation into German. The prize is named after Fabjan Hafner (1966–2016), a important translator, poet and literary scientist. The prize includes also a one-month fellowship in the Literary Colloquium Berlin. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2017.