Flanders Literature awards grants to foreign publishers to facilitate the publication abroad of high-quality fiction, creative nonfiction, and literature for children and young adults, written by Dutch-speaking Belgian authors and originally published by a Dutch or Flemish professional publishing house.
Foreign publishers can apply for financial assistance to cover 60 to 100% of the translator’s fee.
As the quality of the translation is of extreme importance, Flanders Literature and its colleagues of the Dutch Foundation for Literature manage a database of acknowledged literary translators. If a publisher prefers to work with another literary translator, the quality of the translator's work is assessed first.
The application form is a fillable pdf file. You may need a pdf reader such as Adobe Acrobat to be able to fill it out.