Session submissions are closing today for ALTA’s annual conference, ALTA42: Sight and Sound, being held this year in Rochester, NY from November 7-10! To see the full call for sessions and find out more about the conference, check out our website, and see proposal guidelines here. Please note that only ALTA members may propose sessions, but participants need not be ALTA members. Sessions are recommended to have at least two other participants already committed to participating. If you want to see your panel, workshop, or roundtable this year in Rochester, be sure to submit by the end of the day today, April 15!
The 2019 ALTA award submissions portals are also closing today. The following prizes are accepting submissions until end of day today, April 15:
National Translation Award in Prose, for an exceptional book of translated prose published within the previous year
National Translation Award in Poetry, for an exceptional book of translated poetry published within the previous year
Italian Prose in Translation Award, for an exceptional work of Italian prose in English translation published within the past year
Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize, for an exceptional work of Asian literature in English translation published within the previous year
Travel Fellowships, for emerging translators to attend the annual conference, including the annual Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is preferentially awarded to an emerging translator of color or a translator working from an underrepresented diaspora or stateless language
Please note that we only accept submissions through our Submittable portal. The deadline for awards submissions is today, April 15 at 11:59pm EDT, so get submitting!
We look forward to considering your submissions!
And some other opportunities:
As part of our literary partnership with the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), ALTA is invited to submit 5 translation-related session proposals to the annual AWP conference. We want to hear from ALTA members who would like to submit a proposal for an ALTA-sponsored panel for AWP20 from March 4-7, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas! Proposals received before April 17 will be given full consideration by ALTA’s Programming Committee.
We’re also extending a special invitation for theater translators to submit excerpts of dramatic translations to potentially be featured as dramatic readings at this fall’s conference. Submissions are due May 4.
We are now accepting proposals for the Bilingual Reading series at the conference. The Annual Alexis Levitin Bilingual Reading Series runs throughout the conference during the day, and occasionally at an off-site location or in the evening hours. Readers are organized into sessions during which each reader has a strict 12 minutes to present their work. Applications are due May 28.