Thursday, December 28, 2006

Translation journal call for submissions

Call for Submissions
Translating in the 21st Century

TRANSLATION is a new Translation Studies journal at the University of California Santa Barbara published every two years by the Translation Studies Research Focus Group of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UCSB.

TRANSLATION is now accepting submissions of poetry or short fiction translations into English for its second issue, to be published in Fall 2007. Essays on literary translation are also welcome. Issue two will highlight translations addressing cultures around the world -- East and West. We are
particularly interested in translations from non-Western languages, but are happy to consider all submissions.

Only unpublished translations will be accepted. The journal is collaboratively run by graduate students and faculty, and welcomes translations from both new and established translators. Please email a brief bio of the translating author along with your submission to

All submissions should use current MLA formatting where required.

Poetry submissions should be limited to 3 per entrant. Poetry translations may be to or from English and should be submitted along with the original text for side-by-side publication.

For short fiction submissions, 7-10 pages is the preferred length.

Translators should obtain necessary permissions for translating texts and will be expected to assist in obtaining permission for publication of originals in the case of poetry.

Unfortunately, as a non-profit, scholarly journal, we cannot offer payment for submissions.

Submissions will be accepted through January 10, 2007 at

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Translation Workshop in Umbria, Italy

Here's a translation workshop that might be of interest to ALTA members or other translators and writers.

Writing and Translation Workshop
in Umbria, Italy
directed by Inara Cedrins

Stay in a spacious farmhouse with interior design typical of the region: stone walls, wooden beams, wrought iron beds and hand-crafted Umbrian furniture. Our rooms form a separate apartment with a well-equipped kitchen. Horseback or donkey riding available, hiking in the Sybillini Mountains – swimming pool and an excellent restaurant offering regional cuisine on the premises. Grounds compose ten hectares where organic farming is practiced.

Workshop sessions and seminars will be conducted in English; translate from any language into English, and receive feedback. Come with your translator for a productive week! If you or your partner are artists, bring a field easel and paint plein-air in the medieval villages or this stunning landscape.

Optional excursions to: Assisi, Spoleto, Norcia, Castelluccio, Orvieto, Perugia

Two sessions:

May 27 – June 3
June 17 – 24
500 Euro per person, based on double occupancy

Reserve by February
Special group rate flying from Riga:
request details – Stipends Available

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