Sunday Submissions: The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts

The magazine Lunch Ticket is hosting the relatively new Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts:

The prize is funded by writers and translators, and was founded Allie Marini and Jennifer McCharen, who launched the prize to support the work of peer translators.

In an interview with poet Trish Hopkinson, past Lunch Ticket editor-in-chief Arielle Silver said:

The Gabo Prize was founded more recently by Allie Marini, who previously served on Lunch Ticket as Managing Editor, and Jennifer McCharen, who served as Translation Editor. A cornerstone of Lunch Ticket‘s mission is to publish diverse work from writers of all walks of life and corners of the globe. We celebrate the art and challenges of bringing poetry and prose from other source languages and cultures into English, so that we all might celebrate the global body of literature. Allie and Jenny are both passionate about supporting the often unsung efforts of literary translators, and also passionate about those writers who write across language barriers. In many ways, our Gabo Prize and Translation sections are the most exciting sections of each issue.

The details:

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

PRIZE: Winners receive $200, and their work, along with the Gabo Prize finalists, is featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket.


FORMS:  Prose word count max: 5000. Poetry: 10 pages.

You can find more on the Lunch Ticket website. Send in your entry on the LT Submittable page.

Also, a new translation opportunity from New Pages:

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2017 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2). Flash fiction, prose poetry, fabulism, and translations are welcome. Published work is automatically considered for our annual editor’s prize, and pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable/distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, storySouth Million Writers Award, New Poetry from the Midwest, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. The current issue, previous issues, and complete submission guidelines are available online.

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