China Offers Grants to Myanmar Authors

China is stepping up its soft power engagement in Myanmar with a new programme for authors, translators and publishers … 

The Chinse Embassy in Yangon, under the China-Myanmar Goodwill Book Publishing Grant Programme is offering 1000 USD for a 100,000 word or less book, 3000 USD for up to 400,000 words and 5000 USD for a book exceeding 400,000 words.

All applications made must be for works that focus on China-Myanmar relations and must be submitted with an existing publishing contract/agreement with a Myanmar or Chinese publisher.

(I find it interesting that this programme was reported in the Myanmar Times under the National news section (thereby being granted a more prominent position on the website), rather than in the Pulse section, where it surely belongs.)

Image credit @Mangostar

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