Prof. Devel.: Certificate in Applied Translation (U. Houston-Victoria)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2017

Applied Literary Translation

SUMMER 2017 (June 12-September 8) Application Deadline: March 1 The University of Houston-Victoria and Dalkey Archive Press invite applications from emerging translators for the Certificate in Applied Literary Translation, a three-month intensive online program that leads to the publication of students’ first book-length translation. Additionally, for students interested in an MFA option for literary translation, UHV is now offering an MFA in Creative Writing in Applied Literary Translation. For more information, please see the link below. Emerging Translators will:

  • Work closely with a Dalkey Archive editor to review your translations in weekly Skype sessions
  • Earn an industry-recognized Certificate and 12 credit hours 
that can be put towards an MFA in Translation, Publishing, or Creative Writing
  • Write readers reports and prepare sample translations • Discover writers that haven’t yet been translated into English
  • Be given the opportunity to participate in an optional two-week visit to Dalkey’s office in Dublin, Ireland, to meet with guest translators, authors, and critics.
  • Write book reviews of translations
  • Learn the principles of marketing literary translations
  • Analyze the practices of the media in relation to translation
  • Study the relationship between commercial publishing and small presses in relation to translation
  • Learn the basics of the business of publishing literary translations

The Certificate Program in Applied Literary Translation:

  • Offers both intense training and the publication of a book
  • Encourages applications of non-native English speakers with advanced English-language skills
  • Strongly recommends early applications

For more information about the program, including how to apply and a list of FAQs, visit: or For more information about the MFA in Creative Writing – Applied Literary Translation, visit: Any further questions may be directed to: