Sunday Submissions: New Paying Market Seeks Translations

American Chordata is a biannual literary magazine that aims to feature “innovative and honest works of prose, poetry, visual art,” and, starting in their next issue, translation:

Sarah Vitali is the new translation editor at American Chordata, and they seek to publish work that is:

brave, illuminating, and emotionally detailed. It can be quiet and subtle or shocking and heart-wrenching or weird and quirky — we love them all. The writing we’re attracted to most is often earnest, surprising, and thoughtful. And we are particularly dedicated to publishing writers who are marginalized in their communities and cultures.

Their next submission period ends on October 15, and submissions chosen for inclusion will receive a small honorarium. You can find their submittable page at:

Vitali adds that those who would like to read back issues of the magazine, and find out a bit more about what they do, can find the magazine at: