Sunday Submissions: NEA Literary Translation Fellowships

The 2019 NEA Literary Translation Fellowships were announced at the end of last month, and Arabic-English translator Samah Selim was among the 25 grantees. For everyone except Samah, the 2020 translation grants are open through December 5, 2018:

These grants are to support “projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.” The grants range in size from $12,500 to $25,000.

(Applicants) are eligible to apply if they, alone or in collaboration, have:

Published a total of at least 20 pages of translations of creative literature into English in curated digital or print formats such as literary magazines, anthologies, or books; or

Published a translation into English of a novel or a volume of at least 20 pages of fiction, poetry, drama, or belles-lettres (creative nonfiction, criticism, and essays); or

Had presented or produced by a professional theater company at least one full-length play that you translated into English.

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