On the occasion of Spain’s participation as a Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021, Acción Cultural Española has created these translation grants to promote Spanish literary works among foreign publishers.

The AC/E translation grants seeks to encourage the sale of rights to foreign publishers and to publish Spanish literary creations, thus favoring their international visibility and recognition. The accepted languages ​​for translations are German, English, French, Dutch and Italian.

There are two lines of grants:
1.  AC/E Grants for Translation and in Support of Illustration for foreign publishers.
2. Grants for translation of samples for the preparation of dossiers of foreign promotion, for Spanish publishers and agents.

Applications can only be made for works published by Spanish publishers as a printed book and with commercial distribution in bookstores in the following modalities:
– narrative (fiction, nonfiction)
– essay
– poetry
– theater, drama
– YA literature
– illustrated album
– graphic novel
– comic

On Jan 27th, the beneficiary list was published.

You can find all the information here.