Translation Prizes

Deadline: 
June 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$2,500

A prize of $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review is given annually for an English translation of a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction written in a Nordic language. In addition, a prize of $2,000 and publication is awarded to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. Translations of works by Scandinavian authors born after 1800 that have not been published in English are eligible. Submit up to 25 pages of poetry or 50 pages of prose, one copy of the original work, and a curriculum vitae by June 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587.

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Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

Deadline: 
March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$3,720

A prize of £3,000 (approximately $3,720) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year. Translations of Arabic works of poetry or fiction originally published in 1967 or later are eligible. Publishers may submit five copies of a book published between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017, with three copies of the original work by March 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB, England. Paula Johnson, Awards Secretary.

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Literary Awards

Deadline: 
December 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$35
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation published in the previous year by authors residing west of the Mississippi River. The winners will also receive a one-year PEN Center USA membership and two tickets to the Literary Awards Gala, to be held in Beverly Hills, California, in Fall 2017. Submit four copies of a book published in 2016 with a $35 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

PEN Center USA, Literary Awards, 8549 Wilshire Boulevard #355, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (323) 424-4939, ext. 1003.

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Translation Fellowships

Deadline: 
December 6, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$12,500

Grants of $12,500 and $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published, alone or in collaboration, at least 20 pages of translation in digital or print literary publications or in book form between December 1, 2001, and December 6, 2016. Using the online submission system, submit 10 to 15 pages of translation and the original work, a project description, a résumé, justification of retranslation (if applicable), and the résumé of the writer of the original work with proof of eligibility by December 6. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

National Endowment for the Arts, Translation Fellowships, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506. (202) 682-5034.

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Best Translated Book Awards

Deadline: 
November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

Two awards of $10,000 each are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection or novel translated into English for the first time and published in the previous year. The winning author will receive $5,000; the translator or group of translators will receive $5,000. Submit five copies of a translated poetry collection published in 2016 by December 31 or nine copies of a translated book of fiction published in 2016 by November 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Three Percent, Best Translated Book Awards, Open Letter Books, University of Rochester, Lattimore Hall 411, Box 270082, Rochester, NY 14627. (585) 319-0823. Chad Post, Director.

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Willis Barnstone Translation Prize

Deadline: 
December 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$5
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem translated from any language into English. Willis Barnstone will judge. Submit up to 10 translated poems of no more than 200 lines each, along with each original poem, with a $5 entry fee for the first poem and $3 for each additional poem by December 1. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Evansville, Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, Creative Writing Department, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47722. (812) 488-2963.

Prize in Translation

Deadline: 
August 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$18
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given in alternating years for a group of poems or a prose excerpt translated from any language into English. The 2016 prize will be given for poetry. Idra Novey will judge. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry translated into English and a copy of the original text with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gulf Coast, Prize in Translation, University of Houston, English Department, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Adrienne Perry, Editor.

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