Grayhawk Agency: Call for Mai Jia Translation Submissions

By Eric Abrahamsen, published

The Grayhawk Agency in Taiwan is calling for translation sample submissions for Mai Jia's book Decoded. Any translators interested in submitting a sample for this book, please email a query to, and we'll send you two novel extracts to choose from, as well as more background information on the book and author. Please send your inquiries within the next two weeks.

The Grayhawk Agency will be accepting samples through the first week of March, following which two translations will be chosen (one for each of the two extracts) to be used with the promotional package, and recommended to publishers. Translators whose samples are chosen will be paid $300.

The Grayhawk Agency's most recent sale is Zhang Ling's Gold Mountain Blues.


# 1.   

Eric, thanks so much for helping to set up this call for submission.

I'd like to clarify that US$300 will be paid for each of the two samples. The two extracts are about the same length and translators are welcome to choose they one they prefer to do. Or even both!

Zhang Ling's GOLD MOUNTAIN BLUES is the first Chinese novel I represent to sell abroad, and so far it's sold to Penguin in Canada, Atlantic in the UK, Belfond in France, Shoeflling in Germany, Signatuur for Holland, Piemme in Italy, Destino/Planeta in Spain, Oceanidas in Greece, and China Times in Taiwan.

Gray Tan, January 28, 2010, 4:11p.m.

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This is great!

Joy, January 31, 2010, 7:02a.m.

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Dear Sir/Madam

Please forgive the unsolicited approach. As fellow LBF exhibitors (we're on stand E205) I wondered if it would be possible for a brief meeting to discuss a couple of our new titles that may be of interest to you. We are a small independent UK publishing company and have some unique titles, including some already established authors (Midsomer Murders screen writer Doug Watkinson; Guardian writer and bestselling author Malcolm Gluck [Superplonk]; Gerald Howe, author of our Alfie's Adventures children's books currently flying with Vigin Atlantic [750,000 copies sold]; and new writer Sallyann Sheridan whose new book If Wishes Were Horse is endorsed and publicly supported by multi-BAFTA winning director Declan Lowney (Cold Feet, Father Ted, Married Single Other). Would it be possible to take up just ten minutes of your time at the Fair? Thanking you in anticipation.

Caroline Walsh Rights Director Indepenpress

caroline, April 7, 2010, 2:24p.m.


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