Support programmes for authors

To assist authors and illustrators in the realization of a personal authorship project intended for publication.
These grants and bursaries are obtainable by Francophone authors and illustrators whose professional status has been established by publishing their works at the publisher’s expense. They may also be awarded to authors who do not write in the French language but who have lived in France for more than 5 years, on condition that at least one of their works has been translated into French and is available in bookshops in France.

Authorship project bursary

This bursary is intended for Francophone authors and illustrators who have published at least one work at the publisher’s expense, in the same category as one of the CNL’s aid to publication commissions, as well as authors and illustrators resident in France for more than 5 years on condition that at least one of their works has been published in France, and who wish to devote a certain period of time to an authorship project intended for publication.

Bourses de résidence

Ces aides visent à attribuer une rémunération à des écrivains, illustrateurs ou traducteurs invités en résidence par une structure pour leur permettre de mener à bien un projet d’écriture, d’illustration ou de traduction, relevant des champs documentaires du CNL (cf. liste des commissions du CNL et leurs périmètres), ainsi qu’un projet d’animation littéraire élaboré conjointement avec la structure d’accueil.

Cioran bursary

Created thanks to Simone Boué’s legacy of the royalties payable on the work of her partner Emil Cioran, this bursary is awarded annually to a Francophone essayist to permit the accomplishment of a personal authorship project (an essay of a philosophical, historical, literary or political nature).

GUIDE DES AUTEURS DE LIVRES

Le Guide des auteurs de livres, élaboré par le CNL, la SGDL et la FILL a été conçu pour accompagner les auteurs dans un environnement juridique, social et fiscal de plus en plus difficile à appréhender.

Il répond à toutes les interrogations concer nant le secteur du livre, le droit d’auteur, le contrat d’édition, la rémunération, les activités accessoires, le régime social, la fiscalité, les formations, les aides publiques et privées…

Lire ou télécharger le guide

Calendar

Three application submission deadlines:

  • 31 October for the January-February session
  • 20 February for the May-June session
  • 10 June for the October session

Only complete dossiers which meet the eligibility criteria will be considered by the commission.

One application submission date for the Cioran bursary:

  • 31 January