The Austrian Cultural Forum Translation Prize & Writing Prize
These new translation and writing prizes are inviting translations of Austrian literature and original creative writing in English inspired by Austrian culture. The winning translation and story/poem will be published in Structo magazine. Judging the prizes will be Jen Calleja, Eley Williams, Jamie Bulloch and Euan Monaghan.
The deadline is 13 March 2017 and winners and selected commended writers and translators will be invited to read at a reception on the 29 March 2017 at the ACF London.
The Institute for World Literature (IWL) was created to explore the study of literature in a globalizing world. As we enter the twenty-first century, our understanding of “world literature” has expanded beyond the classic canon of European masterpieces and entered a far-reaching inquiry into the variety of the world’s literary cultures and their distinctive reflections and refractions of the political, economic, and religious forces sweeping the globe.
For more information about the programme in 2017 visit the IWL website.
BCLT on behalf of the CHASE network is an institutional affiliate of the Institute for World Literature.
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.
In 2011 UEA's Creative Writing programme was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK's most prestigious higher education award, in recognition of its continuing excellence in delivering innovative courses at a world-class level.
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.
MA in Literary Translation
British Centre for Literary Translation
School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ