Open call: Autumn Studio for Literary Translation 2024
13.05.2024

Open call: Autumn Studio for Literary Translation 2024
September 24 - September 30 2024


Sofia Literature and Translation House will open its doors for days of inspiring group and individual work between translators, mentors and lecturers in the Autumn Literary Translation Studio.

This edition the focus of the Studio will be on translating fiction from Bulgarian into English, French, German and Polish. Translators of fiction who are working from Bulgarian or wish to develop as translators from Bulgarian into one of these languages will have the possibility to work on their own unpublished and unedited text in a multilingual translation workshop.

The multilingual workshop is a format that enables intensive, focused work on specific texts. Sessions are led by established translators in the same language combination and direction. Highlights of the program include self-editing and editing techniques, contextualizing translation, approaches to different styles and registers, and problem solving and case studies arising from specific texts.

In addition to the multilingual translation workshop, the program will include speakers and presenters who will shed light on both the theoretical issues of translation and the practical dimensions of bringing Bulgarian literature to the international stage. We are also planning meetings with writers and publishers, panel discussions, individual consultations, etc.

The 2024 multilingual workshop leaders will be Angela Rodel, Andreas Tretner, Ekaterina Petrova, Marie Vrina and Hanna Karpinska. The final program will be announced in early September. Keep an eye on our Facebook page where we will be introducing the mentors and speakers and sharing details. Last year's Studio program is available here (in Bulgarian).

➠ Application deadline: June 30 2024

Apllication process and participation fee

The fee for participation in the Autumn Literary Translation Studio is 220 BGN. It includes six days of group and individual closed classes with speakers, presenters, mentors, as well as meetings with writers and publishers. There is a 10% discount for participants in previous editions of the Studio.

To join the Studio, send the following documents to Adriyana Paneva - apaneva[at]npage.org by 30.06.2024:
 
We advise you to choose a text that you will still be working on in September 2024. A few weeks before the start of the Studio you will have to send a final version, edited only by you. Please note the technical requirements for the text:
 
Together with the text you will have to send us:
 
Important dates

Application process till June 30
Announcement of the selection on August 10
Payment of participation fee by 15 September

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For questions and submission of application, please mail Adriana Paneva, coordinator, apaneva[at]npage.org. Places are limited.

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Before you go, check out the video from the Autumn Studio for Literary Translation 2022:



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The Autumn Studio for Literary translation is an initiative of the Sofia Literature and Translation House and is part of the Archipelagos project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and by the National 'Culture' Fund, Bulgaria. 
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