Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017.
Asymptote’s Close Approximations is an international translation contest in its third year. Emerging translators can submit fiction and poetry entries. The winner wins $1,000. While two runners-up will walk away with 250 USD each. Asymptote will publish the winning entries in its April issue, as well as in The Guardian’s Translation Tuesday.
Submit 5 to 10 pages of translated poetry or 10 to 25 pages of translated fiction via its Submittable page, in the appropriate category. Please write your text in the standard 12-point font. You may single-space the poems but you must double-spaced the fiction entries.
Asymptote only accepts translation submissions from single or duo authors or poets. Save your document as a single Word file. Title your submission as file name [GENRE—Original Language—last name of translated poet/author].doc or [GENRE—Original Language—last name of translated poet/author].docx (e.g. POETRY—Korean—KIM.docx). Make sure you have the rights to the original work before submitting your translated piece. You will have to provide the right should your work be selected.
Do not include your name anywhere in the document, not in the header or footer. The first three lines of your document should have the translated work’s title, the poet/author of the original work, and original work’s language. Your translated work must be written in English. You may translate into English any work written in any other language.
You are required to pay a nonrefundable $15 contest fee while submitting. Asymptote will not accept previously published entries or simultaneous submissions. It allows for multiple submissions across different genres. That is, you can submit up to three poetry entries and up to four fiction entries. However, you’re to submit your entries separately and pay the contest fee for each submission.
It will announce the winners in its April 2017 issue, which will be released on April 17. Direct all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.