Sunday Submissions: ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program



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A project proposal of no more than 1000 words. The award covers travel to the ALTA conference at the beginning of the mentorship. A minimum of six meetings is expected for the course of the year. The deadline for applications is   May 31, 2017, and   selected mentees will be announced in July. These mentorships are being offered by ALTA in partnership with AmazonCrossing and the Amazon Literary Partnership. More is availalable on the ALTA website. One round of judging will be blind, so the translator’s name should NOT appear anywhere on this document. A number of magazine editors have agreed to review submissions directly from mentees at the end of their mentorship year, and to work with them on potential future projects. The “non-language-specific” mentor for prose will be the brilliant   Polish-English translator   Bill Johnston, with the poetry mentor TBD. One round of judging will be blind, so the translator’s name should NOT appear anywhere on this document. Projects must be reasonably expected to be completed within the scope of the 1-year mentorship. According to the call for applicants:
The mentor and mentee will meet at the beginning of their mentorship at the annual ALTA conference, and continue their work during the rest of the mentorship year, either in person, over Skype, or by phone as appropriate. A sample translation of 8-10 pages double spaced (prose or poetry), along with the corresponding source text. Along with its mentorships in   Catalan, Korean poetry and prose, and Russian prose, the American Literary Translators Association is also accepting applications for “non-language-specific mentorships, one in poetry and one in prose”:
Those accepted into the program will be expected to complete a book-length project during the mentorship year, which will be presented at   ALTA40: Reflections/Refractions,   set for October 5-8, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minn. The mentorship will conclude with a presentation of the mentee’s work in a reading corresponding with National Translation Month. Proposals should include information about the original author and importance of the source text, as well as how the emerging translator would benefit from mentorship.