Well, this is less “by request” and more “by demand.” And you probably know about most of these, but an order’s an order.
The Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Translation – £3,000
This award, as I’m sure you know, is for a published book-length translation. It must be available for sale in the UK, which basically means two translations (like the two Yalos or the two As Though She Were Sleepings) can’t go head-to-head. Deadline: March 30, annually.
The Syracuse University Press and King Fahd Center for middle Eastern Studies Translation Award – $5,000 (each) to author and translator
This is for an unpublished manuscript, which will then be brought out by SUP. Next deadline: Probably April 30, 2013.
Academy of American Poets, The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award – $1,000
The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award offers $1,000 to a U.S. citizen for a translation of a book of poetry from any language into English published in the United States during the current year. Next deadline: Jan. 31, 2013.
American Literary Translators Association, The National Translation Award – $5,000
The National Translation Award, funded by the Larry McMurtry Center for the Arts and Humanities, is open to US citizens and residents and is for an English translation of a book-length work of fiction, poetry, drama, or creative nonfiction published during the calendar year. Next deadline: Probably around April 1, 2013.
Lewis Galantière Award – $1,000 (and maybe an extra $500, too)
The Lewis Galantière Award is bestowed biennially in even-numbered years for a distinguished book-length literary translation from any language (except German) into English. Next deadline: Probably around May 1, 2014.
Modern Language Association, Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Literary Translation – ?
Awarded in even-numbered years for an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work. The page says there’s a cash award, but doesn’t specify the amount of said…cash. Next deadline: April 1, 2014.
John Dryden Translation Competition 2012/2013 – FIRST PRIZE £350
The British Comparative Literature Association and The British Centre for Literary Translation (University of East Anglia) sponsor annual prizes for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English. If you join the BCLA between 1st July 2012 and 31 January 2013, you may submit one entry free of charge. Next deadline: February 15, 2013.
Independent Foreign Fiction Prize – £5,000 each to the translator and writer
This prize honors a great work of fiction by a living author that has been translated into English from any other language and published in the UK. Prize: £5,000 each to the translator and writer and a lot of acclaim and notice. Just closed September 28, 2012. Next deadline is probably around September 28, 2013.
BEST TRANSLATED BOOK AWARD – $5,000
The BTBA is like the IFFP, but for North America. Next deadline: I don’t see it, but probably Nov. 30, 2012?
Caine Prize for African Writing – £10,000 to Author, Who Would Presumably Share with Translator, 50/50-like
This is a short-story prize for any African authors or authors of African descent. Next deadline: Presumably Jan. 31, 2013.
Aurora Borealis Prize 2011 for Outstanding Translation of Fiction Literature
The International Federation of Translators offers seven international translation prizes, including the AB. Most prizes consist of a certificate of merit and a sum of money. You’ll have to navigate their website for details.
Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation – £2000
The Marsh Award is a biennial award open to British translators of books for 5-16-year-olds, published in the UK by a British publisher. The award of £2000 is made to the translator.
Modern Language Association of America, Lois Roth Award – $1,000
The Lois Roth Award offers $1,000 in odd-numbered years for an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work. Translators need not be MLA members. Deadline: April 1, 2013.
The PEN Award for Poetry in Translation – $3,000
The $3,000 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English published during the current calendar year. Next deadline: Submissions must be received between October 15, 2012 and February 1, 2013.
The PEN Translation Prize – $3,000
The $3,000 PEN Translation Prize invites submissions of book-length translations from any language into English published during the current calendar year. Next deadline: Submissions must be received between October 15, 2012 and February 1, 2013
Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize
This was for translations from the Arabic in its first year, so probably it will be a while before Arabic comes around again. A short-story translated by many different young translators.
I’m sure I’m missing many prizes; probably including a number I’ve written about previously and urged you to enter. Please remind me.