Announcing a New Publishing Project and a Call for Co-Editors: Best Translations: An Annual Anthology, by The Editors of WLT

News and Events Photo by Wendy Call / www.wendycall.com Deadline for Applications: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Call for Applications: Two series co-editors, one with expertise in Asian literatures and one with expertise in Middle Eastern and/or African literatures, for Best Translations: An Annual Anthology, a new publishing project Best Translations is a new initiative: an annual anthology of best literary translations, published by U.S. translators, of short-form literature from around the world. This new annual anthology will operate in the tradition of the “Best American” series by showcasing another great form of U.S. literary production: literature in translation. This project, an independent initiative, has been formally endorsed by the board of directors of ALTA, the American Literary Translators Association. The Best Translations anthology will showcase the most exemplary literary translations into English by U.S. translators. Translators can include anyone living in the U.S., and U.S. citizens living abroad, who had work published by U.S. literary journals during the previous year. Selection criteria will include both the quality of the finished translation and an assessment of the translation against the original work. Best Translations offers the best of global literature, brought to a broad audience of U.S. readers by outstanding U.S. translators. Three series editors will represent languages from diverse... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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