Sunday Submissions: PEN Translation Prize Open Now

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

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.

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