Sunday Submissions: The TA First Translation Prize and 2018 PEN/Heim Grants

The complete guidelines are available at the PEN America website. This is is an annual £2,000 prize “for a debut literary translation into English published in the UK.” The prize was established this year, endowed by translator-author Daniel Hahn, with support from the British Council. More details are available at the Society of Authors website. The collection is forthcoming from Comma Press in 2018. Advertisements

Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ Saturday Summer Re-runs: On Translating ‘A’ishah al-Ba’uniyyah, Perhaps Arabic’s Most Prolific Premodern Woman WriterCategories: submissions Submissions for the 2018 awards cycle will be accepted through September 15, 2017, and   “should be translations-in-progress, as the grant aims to provide support for completion.” There are no restrictions on the nationality of the translator, but the project must be translated into English. The First Translation Prize will be awarded in February 2018, for a   translation that must have been first published in the UK between April 1 2016 and March 31 2017. Meanwhile, the   TA First Translation Prize is also open for submissions, with a deadline of September 15. The most recent Arabic winner was Elisabeth Jaquette’s proposal to translate a short-story collection by Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun,   Thirteen Months of Sunrise. Interestingly, the prize is to be shared between translator and editor. Two opportunities, particularly for emerging translators:
The PEN/Heim Translation Fund was established in the summer of 2003, and — since that time — it has funded a total of 139 translations from over 35 languages, including three projects translated from Arabic.