For translators

Sample translations

Publishers and agents abroad and in Norway can apply to NORLA for subsidies for sample translations from Norwegian books of interest.

It is possible to apply for funding for fiction and non-fiction for children and adults.
Applications can be submitted for books that fulfill NORLA’s criteria for translation subsidies.
The translation must be directly from Norwegian. Sample translations of NORLA’s selected titles will be given priority.

Sample Translation Subsidy for Translators

Translators must document that the assignment has been cleared with the rightsholder and also enclose a CV.

A special application form shall be used.

Applications are processed year-round (no deadline).

Read more (in Norwegian) here.

Sample Translation Subsidy for Publishers and Agents

Publishers and agents are normally granted funding in the amount of NOK 3,000-5,000 per title, but applications are assessed individually.
It is the publisher/agent who handles practical matters in conjunction with commissioning and follow-up of the sample translation.
The subsidy will be paid after NORLA has received the completed sample translation. NORLA reserves the right to use the sample translation at book fairs, in meetings with publishers and at various literary events – as well as on NORLA’s website.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also contributed towards the scheme.

A special application form shall be used (here).

Application deadlines: 15 March and 15 September 2018.

In the event the sample translation should be cancelled, NORLA is to be notified as soon as possible.