Apply for free via this online form by December 9, 2019, at 11:59 EDT. Commission recipients will be announced in February 2020.
The magazine invites proposals for new works in translation to be developed in collaboration with Triple Canopy’s editors and included in an upcoming issue devoted to fictions of nationalism, which will launch in the summer of 2020. For more information on issue twenty-seven, please see here.
For this year’s call for proposals, we’re seeking works of fiction in translation to be published online; that said, we’re open to hybrid genres, combinations of text and visual media or audio recordings, stories that are generated by or linked to events, etc.
Triple Canopy is looking for translators with coherent proposals for projects that can be realized in one year or less. While we are open to ideas that can be evaluated in relation to completed works, we will prioritize proposals that are accompanied by samples of the translation in progress. We are, as ever, in search of work that makes innovative, persuasive use of its own form and medium. While past publication or experience is not a prerequisite, successful applicants will demonstrate fluency in the genres in which they are translating. We appreciate work that takes into account current discussions and debates but is not bound by them, work that is carefully crafted but not fixated on form. While there is no limit on the length of proposed projects, keep in mind that we rarely publish works that contain more than eight thousand words.
Commission recipients receive:
Eight to twelve months of artistic, editorial, and technical support
An honorarium of $2,000 (for the translator)
The possibility of using Triple Canopy’s Manhattan office and venue for an event devoted or related to the work
Archiving of materials and long-term maintenance of the project by Triple Canopy in partnership with New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections