“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

The Beijing Publishing Fellowship

Beginning in 2016, Paper Republic runs a publishing fellowship in Beijing for a small group of international editors and agents. Our partners are the Beijing International Book Fair, and BookCraft (做书), China's most influential publishing news platform.

Fellows visit Beijing for a week, typically in June or July, and spend the time visiting Chinese publishing houses, having meetings with writers and editors, and generally experiencing China's literary and publishing worlds. They also present their own publishing backgrounds to Chinese editors, and help those editors improve their book-pitching skills. There is also, of course, quite a bit of eating and drinking (and cooking!).

  • See previous years:
  • 2016

Editors interested in attending the fellowship are welcome to email us with queries.

Below is a short video from last year's fellowship.