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Applications Now Open for 7th Istanbul Fellowship

Applications are now open for International Istanbul Publishing Fellowship Program, which brings together foreign publishers in Istanbul every year for copyrights and translation negotiations.
The 7th edition of the program, which brings together publication industry professionals from around the world in Istanbul, will take place on 8-10 March 2022.
The program is organized by the Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright and Licencing Society with the support of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and contributions by the Turkish Ministry of Commerce, Istanbul Governorate, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Press and Publishers Association. In the face of the pandemic which affected the entire world, the program will be run on a hybrid basis where the participants will have a chance to hold talks online and face-to-face.

The International Istanbul Publishing Fellowship program attracts professionals and experts from Turkey and abroad who represent the public and private sectors as well as nongovernmental organizations. The program has seen a steady rise in the number of participants since the first year. 650 participants from 120 countries attended the program in the last two years. In March 2022, more than 500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend.
The cooperation agreements signed during the program facilitates new commercial relations in the sector. The “Istanbul Copyright Awards”, which is organized as part of the program encourages copyright sales from Turkish into other languages, thereby contributing to development and promotion of the sector. This year, the awards will once again reward the achievements of foreign publishing houses.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yusuf Ünal, Head of the Coordination Board for International Istanbul Publishing Fellowship made the following remarks: “The Coordination Board received applications from 345 publishers from 60 countries for the Istanbul Fellowship Program last year. This year, we expect to receive more than 500 applications from 120 countries. We are also seeking to generate an international interest in the program through the “Focus Country” component. Publishers, poets, and authors from the ‘Focus Country’ will be present during the event.
Interested publishers can submit their applications for the 7th Istanbul Publishing Fellowship Program, which is to be held on 8-10 March 2022, through www.fellowship.istanbul. The participants will be announced on 17 January 2022 following the evaluation of the Istanbul Publishing Fellowship Coordination Board.