For agents and publishers, it’s time to submit to the PEN Translation Prize’s 2018 cycle:
According to the PEN site:
The PEN Translation Prize invites submissions of book-length translations from any language into English published during the current calendar year. The award confers a $3,000 prize on the author of the winning book. Click to view past winners of the PEN Translation Prize »
All winners and finalists for this award are eligible to receive PEN America’s official winner or finalist seal. If you are a publisher of a shortlisted or winning book for this award and are interested in obtaining PEN’s award seal, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible titles must be published between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017 by a U.S. trade publisher, but translators may be of any or no nationality. Books must have “one or two translators at most.”
The $3000 prize has had an Arabic winner once, in 2011, when Ibrahim Muhawi took the prize for his magic rendering of Mahmoud Darwish’s Journal of an Ordinary Grief.