Programme Description and Benefits

Who can apply

The Shanghai Visiting International Publishers (SHVIP) fellowship programme gives priority to publishers and editors of all levels. However, a couple of vacancies are reserved to foreign rights people, literary agents, scouts and other children’s literature professionals with a strong interest in the Chinese market.


SHVIP is an opportunity to learn about the Chinese children’s publishing market through valuable first-hand information, extend your network of international partners and discover CCBF from a privileged position. To achieve its goals, SHVIP is shaped as a six-day programme with a diversified programme of public events and small group meetings.

Welcome and warm-up
Settle down, meet the other fellows and the team that will take care of you during your stay

DAY 2, 3 & 4
Visit local publishing houses, bookstores and libraries
Meet the people who run them
Network at the SHVIP Book Pitch Party
In between a few walks to get a pulse of our thrilling city

DAY 5 & 6
Discover China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair
Speak at our professional seminars
Enjoy a lot of free time to arrange your own schedule of meetings at CCBF


  • Air ticket allowance to travel to Shanghai*
  • 6 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • A tailor-made tour to local publishing houses, bookstores and other places of importance around Shanghai
  • 5 titles of your choice on display at the CCBF Copyright Great Wall
  • Participation in many CCBF top events: SHVIP Book Pitch Party, professional conference programme etc.
  • Access to all CCBF match-making and networking opportunities to boost your business networks
  • Access to the CCBF-BCBF Fellowships Alumni

* The SHVIP travelling allowance is based on the average price for an economy ticket from your city of residence to Shanghai and return.

Application period and selection process
SHVIP calls for applications every spring. Applications are submitted through a form available on CCBF official website.
The 2019 call for applications is closed since 24 June (23:59 GMT+8, Beijing time).
Please contact us if you want to receive information about the SHVIP next call for application.