Call for cooperation for foreign publishing houses


The Hungarian Books & Translations Office within the Petőfi Literary Museum contributes to the foreign language publishing of Hungarian authors' works.


Since expertise and knowledge of the cultural characteristics, publishing tendencies and reading habits of the given linguistic area or country are essential for a successful foreign publication, our institution is looking forward to cooperate with publishing houses who have the background and experience required for this task.

We are expecting projects concerning the translation and publication of fiction / historical or cultural historical non-fiction works by Hungarian authors.

If needed, our institution provides professional support: materials, contacting Hungarian literary scholars, photographs, marketing tools. We also take part in financing the translation costs (40-60 per cent of the overall translation costs; the percentage may differ in special cases). These costs have to be paid in advance by the partner, our institution can transfer the sum after publication, against an invoice, as soon as the foreign partner certifies that the translation costs have been paid and sends a certain number of copies of the book, as specified in the cooperation agreement.


Within the cooperation project it is the foreign partner’s task to have the work translated, edited, printed and distributed. The partner covers the costs of all the mentioned steps and advances the sum that our institution contributes to the costs of the translation.