Asymptote Translation Contest
Would you like to be in a magazine that has published new translations of
Shen Congwen, Liao Yiwu, Xi Chuan and Yang Mu, presented a Sinophone "20
under 40," and interviewed Yiyun Li, Hsia Yü and, for the upcoming issue,
Can Xue? Would you like your work seen and judged by our contributing
editor Howard Goldblatt (fiction) and Bei Dao's current translator Eliot
Weinberger (poetry)? Most importantly, is there an untranslated or
little-translated writer that you are desperately, maddeningly determined
to bring to the attention of the English-speaking world?
Then submit to "Close Approximations," Asymptote's first ever contest for
emerging translators! Thanks to your generous support of our IndieGogo
campaign, we can make it worth your while: the winner of each category
will receive 1,000 USD, as well as the opportunity to publish with
So polish up that desk drawer full of worked-over and scribbled-on
manuscripts. The deadline is September 1st, 2013.