Funding: Virtual Travel Fellowships (American Literary Translators Association)

Deadline: April 19, 2021

Reminder that the American Literary Translators Association is offering Virtual Travel Fellowships, an opportunity for emerging translators closing next week.
Each year, ALTA offers a number of fellowships to emerging translators to assist them in participating in the annual ALTA conference. This year with the shift to a mixed-presence conference, ALTA is once again pivoting its annual Travel Fellowship program to a Virtual Travel Fellowship program: the selected Fellows will each receive a $500 prize and their work will be celebrated with a virtual reading during the conference.

The Travel Fellowships include the Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is preferentially awarded to an emerging translator of color or a translator working from an underrepresented diaspora or stateless language. Last year’s Virtual Travel Fellows were celebrated with an audio chapbook, which you can listen to here.

ALTA defines “emerging translator” as someone who has published no more than one full-length work of translation. Applicants need not be ALTA members to apply.

Applications must include: 
– A cover letter explaining your interest in sharing your work with the ALTA community
– Current CV / resumé
– Up to 10 pages of translated work (poetry or prose, double-spaced)
– The corresponding original language text

ALTA is accepting applications (through the Submittable portal only!) to the Virtual Travel Fellowships through Monday, April 19, at 11:59pm PT. We’re delighted to have Mui Poopoksakul, Lawrence Schimel, and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler as our Travel Fellowship judges this year. You can read more about them here.
If you have any questions or would like more information about this opportunity, contact