**Deadline extended to April 17!**
The American Literary Translators Association is a proud literary partner with the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)! As part of our literary partnership, ALTA is invited to submit 5 translation-related session proposals to the AWP conference. We want to hear from ALTA members who would like to submit a proposal for an ALTA-sponsored panel for AWP20!
Submit your proposal using this form. Proposals must be complete at the time of submission, meaning they must include a title, a moderator, at least three confirmed panelists, a description of no more than 60 words, and a statement of merit of no more than 60 words. Proposals received before April 17 will be given full consideration by ALTA’s Programming Committee.
We encourage submissions from translators at every stage in their careers. Panels can focus on the craft of translation, practical advice for entering the field, historical approaches to (and historical impacts on) translation, the significance of a particular translator or school of translation, translation pedagogy or pedagogical uses of translation, and much more. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather an inspirational one. When crafting your proposal, consider how you might bridge the AWP and ALTA constituencies, focusing on intersections of creative writing/literary translation, publishing/literary translation, and more. In support of AWP’s recent initiative regarding diversity and inclusion, we are interested in panels that explicitly engage with these ideas, and that support inclusive participation.
Please also take a moment to carefully read through AWP’s own event proposal guidelines: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/event_proposals_guidelines.
Only ALTA members may submit panel proposals. To check your membership status, join, or renew, please visit: www.literarytranslators.org/about/join