When you register at the $125 or $200 levels, you’ll be able to sign up for one online translation workshop and two pitch sessions. Information on how to sign up for the workshops and pitch sessions will be distributed September 1.
These 90-minute workshops will be limited to small groups of 6-8 translators, and they are designed to help you develop your translation skills by providing feedback on a section of your work. These workshops will be led by award-winning translators Susan Bernofsky, Daniel Borzutzky, Jen Calleja, Heather Cleary, Jennifer Croft, Edward Gauvin, William Gregory, Danny Hahn, Kate Hedeen, Bill Johnston, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Achy Obejas, Katrine Øgaard Jensen, Julia Sanches, Deborah Smith, and Jeremy Tiang. Once you’ve signed up for the workshop of your choice, you’ll share a brief text in your translation with your workshop leader and the other participants.
Pitch sessions are 5-minute meetings with editors of translation presses and journals, where you can pitch a book (for presses) or short translation (for journals) for consideration for publication. Participating presses and journals are Amazon Crossing, And Other Stories, Archipelago Books, co•im•press, The Common, Deep Vellum, Downstate Legacies Undiscovered Americas series, The Feminist Press, Graywolf Press, New Directions, New Vessel Press, Notre Dame Review, Open Letter Books, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tilted Axis Press, Transit Books, Two Lines Press, Ugly Duckling Presse, Unnamed Press, Veliz Books, Words Without Borders, and World Editions.
If you want to workshop and pitch at ALTA43, be sure to register for $125 or $200 by Monday!