Literary Translation: An Endless Treasure a Hunt

Literary Translation: An Endless Treasure a Hunt

Did you ever go on treasure hunts as a kid? If not, don't worry. You've likely been on one with every literary translation you undertake. At least, that's what it feels like to me. You sit down at your desk, and one unknown word, vague concept or quote leads you down...

Crowdfunding for Literary Translations

Crowdfunding for Literary Translations

You can pay for a literary translation using crowdfunding—but be prepared to work hard for that money. About half of all crowdfunding projects fail. A successful project, however, not only collects money, it promotes the translation and guarantees readers before the...

Preparing for Translation: 6 Tips for Authors

Preparing for Translation: 6 Tips for Authors

We hear from authors all the time, inquiring about translation for their short stories and novels. One recent author is considering publishing her work in two languages (Spanish original and English translation), and sent us the manuscript. As we reviewed the...

Literary Translation Predictions for 2017

Literary Translation Predictions for 2017

The start of a new year brings out the fortune-teller in all of us. With a blank calendar before us, we’re often eager to predict how the story will unfold. I’m determined to look at our profession through a lens of positive optimism, so some of what I offer here...

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