Institut Ramon LLull

Llull Fellowship

Open Call for International Publishers and Agents to participate in the IRL Fellowship
From September 22nd to 27th, 2024

Institut Ramon Llull is organizing the 23rd edition of its fellowship targeted at international publishers and agents and to be held in Barcelona during the 42nd edition of the Setmana del Llibre en Català (Books in Catalan Week).



First launched in 2007, when the Catalan Culture was Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the project was conceived to foster the translation of Catalan works into other markets and languages. Since then, over 190 professionals from 35 countries have participated in this fellowship.


The program aims to provide the participants with a more in-depth perspective on the Catalan literature as well as to build networks among Catalan and international publishing houses and literary agencies.


The fellowship runs along with the Books in Catalan Week in Barcelona. During these days, the publishers, bookstores and librarians take the streets, and the city beats with literature as many talks, workshops and activities are scheduled to celebrate books in Catalan in the Passeig Lluís Companys of Barcelona.

The fellowship offers a customized schedule of professional 30’ meetings with Catalan publishers and agents selected in accordance with the participant’s catalogues and interests. The program also features introductory sessions on Catalan literature; an overview of the Catalan literary publishing world; informal meetings with writers, illustrators and translators; visits to emblematic bookstores and to other outstanding cultural sites.

The IRL will cover accomodation and all the costs related to the program (travel to Barcelona not included).

This year, the IRL invites 9 Fiction publishers/agents and 9 children’s and YA’s books publishers/agents. In order to optimize their experience, the program includes both common activities and specific initiatives related to each focus of interest.


How to apply?

1. Accreditation (username and password) is required for foreign citizens without tax residency in Spain in order to handle electronic procedures with the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL). Applicants will receive an email notification with username and password within a maximum of 72 hours. The Institut Ramon LLull will validate the documents to verify the identity of the petitioner. Accreditation is valid for five years starting from the date on which username and password are communicated by email.

Please take into account that you should request your accreditation at least 48 hours before the application deadline.

2. Please fill in and send the on-line form that you will find below.

The deadline for applications is from March 15th to May 15th 2024.



The following criteria are considered to select the candidates: country and catalogue of the publishing house, Catalan authors published (it is not necessary to have published any) and reasons for applying.

Previous year’s participants



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