Sunday Submissions: Banff International Literary Translation Centre

The application deadline for this year’s Banff residency for literary translators — apparently North America’s only residency for literary translators — is January 30, 2019:

Organizers clarify that the “BILTC welcomes applications from translators at various career stages including student, emerging, and professional translators. Participants seeking time to focus on a current literary project and an opportunity to connect with literary translators from around the world will benefit greatly from this program.”

Applicants should note, however, that they either must be “translators from the Americas translating literature from anywhere in the world, or translators from anywhere in the world translating literature from the Americas.”

The BILTC is open to a wide range of projects, including “translations of works of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, children’s literature, oral tradition, and drama. We especially welcome projects involving Indigenous languages of the Americas. Translator applicants’ program applications should be filled out in the same language that they plan to translate work into.”

The period of the residency is June 3 – 22, 2019, and it includes work sessions with consulting translators.

Find out more at the Banff website.