PEN America

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

August 1, 2024
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Ten grants of $3,000 to $4,000 each are given annually to support the translation of book-length works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that have not previously appeared in English or have appeared only in an “outdated or otherwise flawed translation.” A separate grant of $5,000, called the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature, is also given to support the translation of a book of fiction or nonfiction from Italian into English. Manuscripts with up to two translators are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a translation sample of 8 to 10 pages of poetry or prose, a copy of the same passage in the original language, a biography and bibliography of the translated author, a project statement, and the curriculum vitae of the translator by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Note: This listing has been updated to include information provided by the sponsoring organization after the issue went to press.

PEN America, PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants, 588 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10012.