Blog Update: Call for Submissions for 2020 Literary Programme

Last fall, Canada FBM2020 invited Canadian publishers and literary agents to submit applications on behalf of their Canadian authors and illustrators to participate in the official literary delegation as part of Canada’s presence as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 14-18, 2020). 

After an enthusiastic response from the publishing industry (close to 400 applications were received), and a rigorous assessment process in accordance with the project’s guiding principles and selection criteria, Canada FBM2020’s Literary Programming Committee established a list of authors and illustrators who will be invited to participate in the official literary delegation at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Invitation letters will be sent to selected candidates this month.

Please also note that all publishers and literary agents who submitted to the call will be contacted regarding their application in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we thank all applicants for their patience and understanding.  

The Department of Canadian Heritage will be announcing the preliminary list of authors and illustrators who have confirmed their presence in Frankfurt during the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany from March 12 to 15, 2020. 

Canada FBM2020 will send a special newsletter to its subscribers 48 hours prior to the official announcement.  Stay tuned!  For more information please contact us here