Deadline: November 30, 2020
The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. The mentorship duration is approximately nine months. The emerging translator is expected to choose a project that can be completed in that time, and they will only be advised on that particular project.
The following mentorships are available in 2021:
- Non-language-specific, non-genre-specific, with mentor Kareem James Abu-Zeid
- Dutch prose, with mentor David McKay
- Korean poetry, with mentor Jack Jung
- Korean prose, with mentor Janet Hong
- Literature from Singapore, with mentor Jeremy Tiang
- Literature from Singapore (for Singaporean nationals), with mentor Julia Sanches
- Prose from Taiwan, with mentor Mike Fu
- Russian prose, with mentor Marian Schwartz
Applications must be submitted online through our submission platform by November 30. The program is open to emerging translators at no cost to them.
An emerging translator is someone who has published no more than one full-length work of translation. While ALTA’s mentorship program is open to all applicants, we especially encourage applications from translators of color, translators with disabilities, LGBTQ+ translators, and those who don’t have an MA, an MFA, or some other equivalent type of training.
Please view our webpage for more information, our submissions portal to submit, and find answers to common questions at the mentorship FAQ. If you want to see what former mentees have accomplished, follow this link. Former mentees include E. J. Koh, Marcia Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Natascha Bruce, Joyce Zonana, and many more. You can watch a live streamed reading of the 2020 mentees here.