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Every Story Matters

B2B Meeting - Bologna Children's Book Fair 2022

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Every Story Matters

B2B Event - Bologna Children's Book Fair 2022 

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As part of the EU-funded project Every Story Matters (ESM), the Slovenian Book Agency will organize a B2B networking session for international publishers interested in the exchange of quality books for children and young adults with an emphasis on inclusion.

Where: Bologna Book Fair, Hall Ouverture (Services Centre, Block D). 

When: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022, 10:00-13:00. 

What: Discover the stories created by the authors and illustrators from our Talent Development programme and network with other publishers interested in making children and youth’s and YA literature more inclusive!

For the 2022 edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Slovenian Book Agency  will organize a networking event for publishers of children and youth, as well as young adult literature. During the event you will have the opportunity to meet like minded publishers and to get a first-hand acquaintance with the new stories developed by the six participant artists from our Talent Development Programme.

Our event will include:

  • A presentation of the Every Story Matters project (15 min),

  • Pitching inclusive books of young talents (45 min),

  • Moderated individual meeting session among the participants (90 min).

How to apply?

The exact date and time slot for our event will be confirmed by the Fair organizers by the end of this week. If you are interested in participating, please fill in this Google form with your contact information and we will contact you with the exact details as soon as possible. The Google form can be accessed through the button below. 


Who can apply?

Any interested publisher / editor (acquiring or selling) can apply to take part in this networking event; however, priority will be given to publishers from the partner countries of the project: Belgium (Flanders), Croatia, Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands and Slovenia. Up to 30 participants will be able to attend the session.

 What do we mean by inclusive books?

Books, in which the plot, the characters, the illustrations, etc. feature a diverse socio-economic or cultural background, gender, sexual preference, or mental and physical (dis)abilities. By inclusive we mean literature that reflects and honours all readers regardless of their differences, whatever those may be.


If you have any questions, you can send us an email at

Further information:

Eager to get to know our writers and illustrators beforehand? Take a look at this video!

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