Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) will be hosting a fellowship in Taiwan at the 2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition.

More information: https://taicca.tw/article/03245a7a


Detail of 2024 Fellowship in Taiwan:

- Where: Taipei, Taiwan
- When: February 19th 2024 to February 23rd 2024 (5 days)
- For whom: Publishers, editors, agents, translators, influencers, scouts
- What’s Covered: round-trip economy class airfare and accommodation—5 days and 4 nights, some meals


Please complete the application form online by November 19th 2023 and we will notify you of the results by December 1st 2023. (Taiwan time GMT+8) 

Application form:


For any questions, you can contact us directly at [email protected]


  • Helen Wang
    Helen Wang

    Helen Wang is a freelance translator from Chinese to English, known for her translations of children's books and promotion of translated works. In 2016, she co-founded Chinese Books for Young Readers. In 2017, she won the UK's Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, and PR China's Chen Bochui Special Contribution Award for translation and increasing visibility of children's books created in Chinese.

  • Mike Fu
    Mike Fu

    Mike Fu is a Tokyo-based writer, editor, and Chinese-English translator. His translation of STORIES OF THE SAHARA (Bloomsbury, 2020) by the late Taiwanese cultural icon Sanmao was named a Favorite Book of the Year by the Paris Review and shortlisted for the National Translation Award in Prose. He is a cofounder and former translation editor of The Shanghai Literary Review, and an affiliate faculty member of Antioch University’s MFA in Creative Writing program.

  • Maggie Thompson
    Maggie Thompson

    Maggie Thompson is a senior scout at Maria B. Campbell Associates. She covers the US and all of Asia, reading and scouting books from those territories for potential translation and publication by the company's 23 international clients and potential adaptation by the company's global film/television clients. She is also the main contact for clients in the UK, Netherlands, Poland, China, Japan, and Korea. She previously worked as rights director of Australia’s leading independent publisher, Allen & Unwin.

  • Ian Tseng
    Ian Tseng

    Ian Tseng is the Editorial Assistant in Children’s at Chronicle Books, where he reports to Executive Editor Melissa Manlove and Senior Editor Naomi Kirsten, and he is now beginning to acquire books for his own list as well. He is deeply committed to furthering the diversity movement in children’s literature through publishing, editing, bookselling, research, education, reading, illustrating, and writing. More specifically, as a Taiwanese American who never really got to read Taiwanese books as a child, it has been a dream of his to find Taiwanese books that he can publish in the United States and share with more children here.

  • Alexa Frank
    Alexa Frank

    Alexa Frank is an Associate Editor at HarperVia. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and the Fulbright program, she has edited titles such as Tomihiko Morimi’s THE TATAMI GALAXY (shortlisted for the 2023 PEN Translation Prize) and Rin Usami’s Idol, Burning. Alexa is interested in literary, upmarket, and genre-meets-literary fiction, narrative and pop-culture focused nonfiction, cultural criticism, and graphic novels.

  • Sophie Jonathan
    Sophie Jonathan

    Sophie Jonathan is the publishing director and has worked at Pan Macmillan since 2010. She began in publicity and moved to join the Picador editorial team in 2011, and since then she has been building a wide-ranging list of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction about which she is passionate. Across her publishing she is particularly interested in stories that engage with the identity of place.

  • Svitlana Pryzynchuk
    Svitlana Pryzynchuk

    Svitlana Pryzynchuk is an independent publisher and director at Safran. Since the end of 2016, she started to develop the project of Ukraine’s first oriental publishing, which aim is to make books about Asia and translations from oriental languages in Ukraine. Currently, she also acts as an expert in Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

  • Nestoras Poulakos
    Nestoras Poulakos

    Nestoras Poulakos is a publisher - co-founder of Vakxikon Publications in Greece. He worked as a journalist and film critic for eleven years. He was the general secretary and vice-president of the Greek Film Critics Association, responsible for the annual edition “Cinema” and the festival “Critic’s eye”. He has been the general secretary of the Association of Book Publishers and a member of the Board of Pen Greece.

  • Talitha Periss
    Talitha Periss�

    Talitha Perissé is the Head of the YA, Children, Fantasy, Sci-fi and Graphic Novels Department at Intrínseca. She has been part of the Acquisition’s team for nine years, but in a very different capacity. She has been responsible for building not only our YA and Children’s list, which is main focus with managing the department, but also championing the importance of broadening the company's scope of search to different countries and languages, understanding the importance of a more global and diverse list and how the company needs also need to show more of our Brazilian authors to the rest of the world.

  • Anna McFarlane
    Anna McFarlane

    During her thirty-year career Anna McFarlane has published many bestselling authors and illustrators and worked for several publishing houses. At Allen & Unwin, Anna has published picture books for early readers like the CBCA award-winning My Friend Fred by Frances Watts and Anne Yi, middle grade fiction such as A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter and Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee, and a number of bestselling and award-winning young adult fiction. Recent successes include the Prime Minister's Literary Award winner and CBCA shortlisted graphic novel The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred Searle.



  • I had the most wonderful week in Taiwan. The experience was incredibly energizing and reminded me what a fantastic industry this is. The Fellowship was organized with such care and consideration - we felt enormously well looked after. I haven't stopped talking about the Fellowship since I returned - I would recommend it endlessly to others in the industry.

    Sophie Jonathan, 2024
  • This was very effective comprehensive program on Taiwanese publishing. Many Taiwanese authors are introduced here. Publishing connections between countries are promoted very well. The organizers work professionally and the schedule is suitable for each participant.

    Vu Thuy, 2024
  • Really wonderful experience and well-balanced in terms of activities, excursions, social events, professional networking, etc.

    Mike Fu, 2024