Sunday Submissions: 2016 ALTA Travel Fellowship, Bilingual Readings

If you’re interested in traveling to the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) conference this fall, but don’t have the funds to do so:

altaAnnually, “between four and six $1,000 fellowships are awarded to emerging (unpublished or minimally published) translators to help them pay for hotel and travel expenses to the annual ALTA conference,” according to the ALTA website, which continues:

Among the fellowships is The Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship, which beginning with the 2016 ALTA Travel Fellowship year, will be preferentially awarded to an emerging translator of color or a translator working from an underrepresented diaspora or stateless language. Applicants for the Jansen Fellowship should apply using the below ALTA Travel Fellowship application, and check the Jansen Fellowship eligibility box in the application form.

You can apply for a travel fellowship online.

Once you’ve done that (before May 9), you can apply to be part of the ALTA39 Bilingual Reading Series. Again, from ALTA:

The Bilingual Readings Series runs throughout the conference during the day, and occasionally at an off-site location or in the evening. Readers are organized into sessions during which each reader has 10 minutes to present their work. Readers are listed in the conference program, and participation in the Bilingual Readings Series is a significant and essential part of the conference programing. Readings are mostly of the translation in English, and are not expected or required to be multi-lingual.

Do apply online.