Some interesting opportunities in 2020

John Dryden Competition

BCLT co-sponsors the annual John Dryden Competition. The competition awards three prizes and commendations if merited, for unpublished literary translations from any language. The translations may also draw on any source text comprising poetry, prose or drama from any period. Prize-winners are announced in the summer on the BCLA website and prizes are presented thereafter every year at the BCLA ‘AGM and Colloquy’.  Winning entries are eligible to be published in full on the website, and extracts from winning entries are also eligible for publication in the journal Comparative Critical Studies.
Members of the BCLA are entitled to one entry free of charge; all three prize-winners are also entitled to BCLA membership.
Deadline for entries is 10 February 2020.
For conditions of entry and further details download the 2019-2020 John Dryden Competition Entry Form
Contact Richard Hibbitt for more information.

MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia: 

The course focuses exclusively on literary translation and combines translation practice with translation theory. Described by former external examiner Dr Francis Jones as 'deservedly a UK leader in literary translation studies', this innovative course has been training literary translators for over two decades.
Find out more about the MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia

Possible Sources of Funding for Translators & Translation Projects

English PEN produces a very useful spreadsheet listing possible sources of funding for translators working across the world. Visit English PEN to find out more. Literature Across Frontiers lists possible sources of funding for publishers. Frankfurt Book Fair website has a great page of organisations which offer programmes for the promotion of translations for publishing companies and translators. Creative Europe Desk UK offers funding for publishing works from one Eurpoean language into another.


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