Paris Fellowship 2023

Le Bureau international de l’édition française, with the support of SOFIA, invites 15 publishers from abroad to spend a professional week in Paris in order to broaden their knowledge of the French book market.

The program takes place in Paris from May 28th to June 3rd, 2023. It’s aimed at 15 foreign publishers of Literature and the Humanities (no children's books, no YA, no illustrated books).

It proposes:

“B to B” meetings with French publishers during the Paris Book Market which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of June in Paris;

  • Several round tables to discuss the main stakes of both the Humanities and Literature publishing in France and elsewhere;

  • Visits to publishing houses and bookshops;

  • Attending a TV or radio show around the literary scene (if the opportunity arises).

Participation requirements:

  • To be available from May 28th to June 3rd, 2023 in Paris

  • To be an editorial executive/manager in Literature or the Humanities (no children's books, no YA, no illustrated books)

  • To manage French sufficiently to be able to read a text in French and to understand someone speaking in French

  • To be able to express oneself in French or in English

Financial aspects:

  • Participants' hotel bills will be paid by BIEF which also pays a per diem (50 €/day)

  • Participants will pay their own traveling expenses


  • Application file available here

  • Return the file completed with the required documents (your CV, your company's approval, and a letter of recommendation from a person of your choice) to AnneLacorre:

=> Deadline December 2nd 2022