IMPORTANT: Deadlines for ALTA39 Submissions have been EXTENDED

Translation-loving fellows, take note!

ALTA has EXTENDED the deadlines for panel proposals, submissions to the National Translation Award (NTA), Italian Prose Translation Award (IPTA), Stryk Prize until FRIDAY, APRIL 15th!

Additionally fellowship applications for new and emerging translators are open until MAY 9th!

Want to take part in ALTA39? Submit a panel here. You can see archived conference agendas here to see what panels have been done in the past.

Let’s reward great literature in translation! Submit nominations here for the National Translation Awards (NTA) prose and poetry. Recent winners include Norman Shapiro (2009), Alex Zucker (2010), Lisa Rose Bradford (2011), Sinan Antoon (2012), Phillip Boehm (2013), Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich (2014), Pierre Joris (2015 Poetry), and William Hutchins (2015 Prose).

Know some great translations from Italian prose that have been published in the past year? Nominate them here to reward them. Last year was the inaugural year of the Italian Prose in Translation Award (IPTA); the winner was Anne Milano Appel.

We want to reward excellent literature translated from Asian languages; submit nominations to the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize here. Past winners include Red Pine (2010), Charles Egan (2011), Don Mee Choi (2012), Lucas Klein (2013), Jonathan Chaves (2014), and Eleanor Goodman (2015). 

Are you an emerging translator? We want to help you out of your cocoon — let us help you get to ALTA39! Apply here to the ALTA Travel Fellowships to become this:


There is also one special fellowship named in honor of Peter K. Jansen to bring a translator of color or of stateless/diaspora languages to the conference. If you want to learn more about past fellows, check them out here

ALTA’s 39th meeting (Translation & Crossings) will take place this year in Oakland, CA, from October 6-9. Get your submissions in by April 15th, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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