PEN Translates open for submissions

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English PEN is pleased to announce that the PEN Translates! grants programme is now open for submissions. This grant is part of our Writers in Translation programme.  Grants covering up to 75% of translation costs are available for works translated into English*

Our PEN assessors evaluate applications and original manuscripts against the following criteria: Literary Quality, Strength of the Project and Contributing to Literary Diversity. A panel of experts then make the final selection of books for inclusion in the PEN Translates portfolio of supported titles. The panel will be looking for a range of languages, genres, and a good balance of male and female authors for the final selection.

If you are interested in applying, you will find more information online including the Application Form and detailed Guidance for Applicants (which includes eligibility guidelines).

The deadline for applications is Friday 6th December. 

PEN Translates! runs alongside our existing fund for promotion and publicity of translated works, PEN Promotes! which will open for submissions in January 2014.

*When a publisher’s annual turnover is less than £100K, the panel will consider supporting up to 100% of translation costs

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