A new round of English PEN’s PEN Translates grant is now open for submissions from UK publishers. The deadline is Monday 16 May 2016.
PEN Translates was launched in 2012, with support from Arts Council England, to encourage UK publishers to acquire more books from other languages. The award helps UK publishers to meet the costs of translating new works into English – whilst ensuring translators are acknowledged and paid properly for their work. Over 100 books have been supported so far through this scheme.
PEN Translates will fund up to 75% of translation costs for selected projects. When a publisher’s annual turnover is less than £500,000 we will consider supporting up to 100% of translation costs.