Gulf Coast Translation Prize and Other Summer Submission Calls

The second annual Gulf Coast Translation Prize is now open for submissions:

Translation_LogoThe magazine Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for its translation prize. This year’s contest is open to prose in translation, both fiction and nonfiction. The contest winner will receive $1,000, while two honorable mentions will receive $250 each. All entries will be considered for paid publication on the GC website.

Although there’s a steep entry fee — $17 — it comes with  a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast, and as a bonus for Arabophone translators, this year’s contest will be judged by the poet-scholar-translator Ammiel Alcalay.

Note that “preference will be given to contemporary work published within the last fifty years.” The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2015. More here.

Other submission calls:

The Toad Suck Review, deadline August 15, 2015

“The Toad Suck Review, published by the University of Central Arkansas, seeks literary humans to submit translations, reviews, essays, stories, poetry, hybrid works, etc. for its upcoming annual print publication. We’re interested in works that leap into culture clashes, question environmental goulashes, ask what happens when a certain part of the brain is removed, spawn scholarship that desires & retaliates, laughs at characters who never learn, invents haikus with eleven different words for “sternum,” trumpets odes to gone fauna, and investigates stubborn, stigmatic world views. For more information, see our guidelines at”

The NonBinary Review, deadline July 1, 2015

“Each issue of NonBinary Review is focused on a single theme. Upcoming themes include1001 Arabian Nights (closes 7/1) and Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White (closes 10/1). We’re a paying market—1 cent/word for prose, $10 flat fee per poem, $25 per piece/art. At present, the Litho app is accessible through iPad and iPhone only, with future updates to include Android versions. When submitting your work, please note that if selected for publication, your work will appear in electronic form only. Please download our free app to familiarize yourself with our content & unique publishing model! For guidelines, visit:”

PEN Translation Awards, 2016: deadline August 15, 2015

Submissions and nominations will be accepted from June 1, 2015 through August 15, 2015 for 2016 awards. More here.

The Gabo Prize from Lunch Ticket: deadline August 31, 2015

Lunch Ticket is a biannual journal published by the MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles, and works in translation submitted between the 1st and 31st of August will be eligible for the Gabo Prize, while translations submitted between September 1st and October 31st will be considered for the upcoming issue. More here.