CNL SUBSIDIES FOR THE TRANSLATION OF FRENCH WORKS INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Once a publisher has acquired the translation rights to a work and a contract has been signed, the publisher can apply to the Centre National du Livre for a translation grant.
This subsidy is intended to support the costs of translating French works of Literature and Human Sciences into foreign languages. The complete application must be sent to our Foreign Rights team and will be forwarded to the Centre National du Livre. The CNL committee will decide on the application and, where appropriate, on the amount of financial support.
All foreign languages are eligible. The publisher must hold the rights to the work and the rights contract must be valid.
Translation award amounts are calculated on the basis of the translator’s (or translators’) fees, to the exclusion of all the other costs related to the fabrication and/or the promotion of the work. The award amount is intended to cover 30-60% of the translation costs. This amount may be reduced if the translator’s remuneration is less than 10% of the amount upon which the award amount was calculated.