Sunday Submissions: ‘Delos,’ a Journal of Translation and World Literature

This distinguished journal of translation, Delos: a Journal of Translation and World Literature, “went through a moribund period, but is once again up and running!”

delosDelos was launched at the University of Texas at Austin in 1965; Volume 31 appeared earlier this year with Hal Rennert as its new editor. The call for submissions reads:

The first deadline for the 2017 issue is Oct. 31, 2016. Submissions of poetry, prose, criticism should be sent—preferably as an attachment— to Hal H. Rennert, Editor-In-Chief. hal_rennert [@] For reviews, please send to Alexander Burak, Review Editor. alburak [@] The new Managing Editor is Judy Shoaf. jshoaf [@]

Delos concentrates on three different categories: (1) poetry or short prose translations from any source literature taught at the University of Florida or other college / university. The target language is (American) English. (2) Critical articles on the art, practice and theory of translation. (3) Reviews of books of or on translation or any aspect of world literature or reception of literature in translation in English. The general theme of Delos 2017 (publication date late March/early April 2017) is Literature and Image.

As previously announced, Delos is not a Eurocentric publication. Its publication history at the Universities of Texas, Maryland, and Florida is truly international and goes back to the late 1960s.

Also, in the spring issue’s preface, Rennert writes, “Delos solicits and welcomes translations from any language/literature into English – for practical reasons ‘any’ languages and literatures meaning those taught and researched at major universities in the United States and Canada.”

Delos is an open-access journal that can be viewed online.