translations

Translation Prizes

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 15, 2019
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. A prize of $2,000 and publication is also awarded to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. Translations of works by Scandinavian authors born after 1900 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.

Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
March 31, 2019

A prize of £3,000 (approximately $3,780) 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, 2018, and March 31, 2019, 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.

Willis Barnstone Translation Prize

University of Evansville
Entry Fee: 
$10
Deadline: 
December 1, 2018
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Evansville Review 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 $10 entry fee for the first poem and $5 for each additional poem by December 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Translation Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
December 5, 2018
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, 2003, and December 5, 2018. 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 a list of published translations into English with proof of eligibility by December 5. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Best Translated Book Awards

Three Percent
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
December 31, 2018

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 translators will receive $5,000. Submit five copies of a translated poetry collection published in 2018 by December 31 or nine copies of a translated book of fiction published in 2018 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Prize in Translation

Gulf Coast
Entry Fee: 
$18
Deadline: 
August 31, 2018

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 2018 prize will be given for poetry. 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.

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