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WWB Announces Momentum Grant for Early-Career Translators

Words Without Borders has announced the first annual Momentum Grant for Early-Career Translators, judged by Anton Hur. The grant aims to support early-career translators seeking to bring international work into the English-language marketplace.

For eligibility guidelines and to submit, visit the Submittable pageSubmissions are due by February 15, 2023.

The grant is intended to facilitate the completion of a substantial sample of a book-length work of prose translation suitable for submission to English-language publishers, and will be awarded to an individual translator who has not yet received a book-length contract for translation work. Words Without Borders particularly welcomes submissions from translators from historically underrepresented cultures and backgrounds.

Submissions will be judged by translator Anton Hur and the editors of Words Without Borders.

An excerpt of the winning sample translation will be published in Words Without Borders, and the recipient will receive $3,000, funded by the Malecha Family Foundation.