“Often it was the help of an outside perspective that allowed me see what I was trying to do.” —Shruti Swamy, author of A House Is a Body
A writer in Sofia, Bulgaria, tracks the coronavirus pandemic through a global network of family and friends.
A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. Tania Hershman will judge. Submit a story of up to 300 words with a €14 (approximately $15) entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short memoir. David Shields will judge. Submit a memoir of up to 4,000 words with a €17 (approximately $19) entry fee for online entries or €19 (approximately $21) for postal entries by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Five editors of independent presses specializing in translation discuss how they find new work from around the world, the challenges they face as publishers, and the future of literary translation.
Haruki Murakami on the importance of mystery; the National Book Award in Poetry longlist announced; James Patterson donates books to troops; and other news.