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2024 Wisconsin Prize for Poetry in Translation Deadline

September 15, 2023, 11:59 PM CDT


Please upload a book-length collection of poetry translated into English, in pdf format. The translations submitted must be previously unpublished in book form. The manuscript must include each poem in its original language, as well as in translation, and should be no fewer than 75 and no more than 250 pages in length.

As part of your application, you will be asked to confirm that permission has been granted to the translator(s) of this book for English translation and publication of the original text, by its original author(s) and the executor(s) of any active copyright(s). Alternately, you may declare that the translator(s) hold the rights to the translations because the original text is in the public domain.

Your manuscript should be formatted as specified below. Please be sure both the name of the translator(s) and the original author(s) appear on the title page of the manuscript. You will be asked to pay a $28 entry fee, by credit card.

The winner will be selected by Geoffrey Brock, and announced no later than February 15, 2023, receiving $1,500 shortly thereafter. The winning manuscript will be published in the spring of 2025. Manuscripts that do not win the prize may still be considered for publication and inclusion in the Wisconsin Poetry Series.

Your manuscript should include the following:

A simple title page, which should include the names of the original author(s) and translator(s). 

A table of contents, with accurate page numbers indicated.

75 to 250 pages of poetry (including both the poems in their original language, and in English translation), with numbered pages.

A biography page, including 50-to-250-word bios for each author and translator.

A book description that addresses the project’s historical, cultural, and/or artistic significance.

An acknowledgments page (optional, if any of the poems have appeared previously in journals or magazines).



September 15, 2023
11:59 PM CDT
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