Applications for the FLAD program to support Translation of literary works will be open from October 1st. This program aims to promote Portuguese authors in the U.S. market and support Portuguese publishers, by enabling works by American authors who would not, otherwise, be published in Portugal.

FLAD opens another edition of the contest for the translation of literary works from Portuguese to English and from English to Portuguese. The contest will be open between October 1st and October 31st.


  • National publishers may submit works, fiction or non-fiction, which are not published in Portugal, as long as the original English version is already published in the United States.
  • Authors and publishers in the United States may also submit works that are not published in the U.S., and it is an essential requirement that the original version be published in Portuguese.

The financial support provided by FLAD will be intended to bear the costs of translating the literary work and will focus on books of any era that are considered of interest to the knowledge of the USA in Portugal and of Portugal in the USA.

FLAD’s decision will be announced by the last day of the month following the closing of each edition of the open call.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • 1 copy of the book (on paper or pdf);
  • Image of the cover of the work (image of the cover of the book to be published – if it is already available, or image of the book cover in the version to be translated);
  • Justification of the request for financial support;
  • CV of the translator;
  • Translation budget;
  • Translation contract;
  • Copyright or document agreement attesting for the author’s assignment of rights;
  • Indication of other existing support for translation and/or editing;
  • Justification of the marketing and distribution capacity (applications that present commercial viability plan or effective interest of a publisher in the USA will be valued);
  • Publication period of the work.

We advise to consult the contest regulations (PT-USA – English and/or Portuguese – and USA-PT), where you can find all the details about the application.


The applications submitted will be analyzed and selected by FLAD, taking into account the relevance of the work and the feasibility of its publication. FLAD reserves the right to select one or more applications, as well as not to select any application if it concludes that none meets the requirements of quality, relevance, or other specifications.

The final decision, of which there will be no appeal, will be communicated by FLAD, via e-mail, to all candidates.

Applications must be made between October 1st andOctober 31st via the link:

This is an initiative that happens regularly twice a year, during the months of May and October.