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The Stephen Mitchell Prize for Translation: Submission Deadline

November 30, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

$15 – $35

Stephen Mitchell has written or translated over twenty books. He has brought into English lucid, beautiful translations of Yehuda Amichai, Homer, Pablo Neruda, Rainer Maria Rilke, and such foundational texts as the Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and Genesis, among others. In honor of Mitchell’s linguistic and poetic acumen, Green Linden Press will award the Prize for an unpublished book-length manuscript in any genre translated from any language into English.

Contest awards $1000 and publication.

All finalists considered for publication.

We welcome simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, and co-translated manuscripts.

Send an unpublished manuscript of at least 48 pages in any genre translated from any language into English.

Include an acknowledgments page indicating translations that have been previously published.

Include a cover letter with a short biographical statement for the author and translator(s).

Also, please briefly describe the merit of the work you are submitting: Why is it important that these translations be available to an English-reading audience? If the author’s work has been previously translated into English, what makes this manuscript distinct and necessary?

When submitting your manuscript, you will be asked to indicate your relationship to the translation rights. Please indicate if the work is in the public domain or who holds the translation rights. If you have been granted permission by the author or the rights holder, please indicate this.

The reading fee is necessary because it helps fund the publication of our books. There are several options: (1) general reading fee, (2) general reading fee and a discounted book—note: we are not offering this for international submitters—, and (3) a discounted rate for students and those experiencing financial difficulty.

Green Linden Press intends to publish one or more manuscripts from this contest; however, we reserve the right to publish no manuscripts if we feel that none fit our aesthetic.

Contest will judged by Christopher Nelson, the editor of Green Linden Press, in consultation (if necessary) with an advisory board of writers and translators.

A portion of the proceeds from this contest will support reforestation efforts.

Submitters to Green Linden Press agree to receive updates about future publications and submission opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Direct comments or questions to Christopher Nelson, editor: greenlindenpress at gmail dot com.

Deadline: November 30. 



November 30, 2023
11:59 PM EST
$15 – $35
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