NEA Literature Translation Fellowships

Just an FYI that information about the next round of NEA Literature Fellowships for Translation Projects is now available online.

These grants are for either $12,500 or $25,000 (which is quite possibly more than the winning translators would receive from their publishers . . . ) and the deadline for submitting is January 5, 2012.

Here’s some official rhetoric:

Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work which are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English.

Competition for fellowships is rigorous. Potential applicants should consider carefully whether their work will be competitive at the national level.

There you are.

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