The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the Malta Book Fund 2022 adjudication board has agreed on the winning submissions for this year’s Fund. Twenty nine projects will be receiving funding for publication or translation through the Malta Book Fund.
The various strands of the Malta Book Fund are aimed at supporting culturally significant book projects that require funding due to their lack of commercial viability. The winning projects have been chosen according to a set of established criteria, including the cultural and educational value of the project, and its the engagement with the publishing market and target audience.
By the application period deadline on 30 June, the 2022 Malta Book Fund received a total of 74 eligible submissions across all strands of the Fund. The budget for the 2022 Malta Book Fund was €120,000, with €50,000 allocated to Publishing Grants for New Books, €10,000 for Publishing Grants for New Editions of Out-of-Print Works, €55,000 for Translation Grants and €5,000 for Book Translation Pitch Grants.
All grants awarded may support up to 100% of the proposed project up to a maximum of €5,000 for all grants except the Book Translation Pitch Grants, which may support up to a maximum of €500 per proposal. To ensure that the Malta Book Fund is able to support as many worthy projects as possible and utilised fully, the National Book Council reserves the right to repurpose grants left unused from one category to the other.
Applicants which fail to receive funds in a particular year are not barred from applying again during the next call for applications with the same project or a different one.
The NBC will be contacting the winning applicants for the signing of a beneficiary’s contract allowing for an 18-month period from the date of signing to publish the book.
The list of the projects funded, alongside the beneficiary and the amount granted, can be viewed in the attached tables and online.
More information is available online.