Jan 19, 2009

Fellowship for beginning literary translators working into English

The Dalkey Archive Press at the University of Illinois has announced a fellowship for literary translators working into English, which is quite comprehensive in the scope of its activities and would appear to offer a superb introduction to the world of publishing. The fellowship includes a stipend of USD 18,000 and medical benefits. Details can be found here.

Literary translation isn't my thing, because I lack the talent for it as well as the desire to starve for my art. I prefer the sort of work I do, because it is much better for paying the bills. However, if I were a young translator with a strong interest in work of this type, I would be very excited by an opportunity like this. The recipient of the fellowship will translate a novel, screen other work for possible publication, work with other translators and editors, learn about the submission process and more.

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