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close-approximations

Asymptote Journal runs an annual translation contest called Close Approximations. The 1000-dollar prize goes to the best fiction or poetry translation. The prize is international and open to anyone in any part of the world. The contest was established 3 years ago to provide a platform for emerging translators.

Asymptote Journal is a literary platform for “world literature in translation.” It has featured works by high-profile writers such as J. M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Junot Díaz, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, and many more. In 2015, it won the London Book Fair’s International Literary Translation Initiative Award.

It’s nice that winning the translation contest also comes with publishing opportunity. The winner and the runner-up will have their work published in Asymptote Journal.

Deadline: February 1

Click HERE to learn more about the prize and for instructions on how to apply.

Please NoteBrittle Paper is not responsible for the organization or further promotion of this contest, neither do we have a stake in its popularity. Address any inquiry to contest@asymptotejournal.com. Thank you. 

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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