Wales PEN Cymru is calling for submissions for their 2021 Translation Challenge:

They write:

Poster for the 2021 Translation Challenge of Wales PEN Cymru

This year the competition focuses on the Arab region and highlights its multilingualism. The two poets whose work is being translated are the Palestinian poet Asmaa Azaizeh (from Arabic into English) and the francophone Algerian poet Samira Negrouche (from French into Welsh).

The adjudicators are Yasmine Seale and Siân Melangell Dafydd.

The competition is open to translators living in Wales or identifying as Welsh, and is managed by Wales Literature Exchange, Wales PEN Cymru and Literature Across Frontiers, in collaboration with Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru, Swansea University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Poetry Wales and O’r Pedwar Gwynt

Group translations and multiple entries are accepted, but there is only one prize.

To enter the competition, send your translation and application form to walespencymru@gmail.com by May 31, 2021. There is a £6 entry fee which can be paid through their website, where you can also find more information as well as the poems awaiting translation for the challenge.

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