Words Without Borders Poems in Translation ContestDEADLINE:1 June 2020
The 2020 Words Without Borders Poems in Translation Contest is open to contemporary international poetry translated from other languages into English.
- Entries must be submitted by translators and include both original language texts and translations.
- Only poems translated from languages other than English are eligible.
- Only first English translations will be considered. Retranslations of poems already available in English are not eligible.
- Translations must be unpublished.
- Translations must not be under contract for publication.
- Authors of original poems must be living.
- Translators must have confirmed that English translation rights are available.
- Translators may submit up to three poems. (All three poems need not have the same author.)
- Individual poems must not exceed forty lines.
- Submissions must include brief bios for authors and translators.
Four winning translated poems will be co-published on Words Without Borders, the digital magazine for international literature, and in Poem-a-Day, the popular daily poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets, throughout September, which is National Translation Month.
The winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each. (In the case of multiple translators, the translator award shall be split evenly.)