American Literary Translators Association

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literary translation and translators.

ALTA awards four major prizes at the annual conference: the National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose, for exceptional books of translated literature published within the previous year; the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize, for an outstanding work of Asian literature published within the previous year; and the Italian Prose in Translation Award (IPTA), for an exceptional work of Italian prose in English translation published within the previous year. We also offer the ALTA Travel Fellowships for emerging translators to attend the annual conference, including the Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship for an emerging translator of color or a translator working from an underrepresented diaspora or stateless language.

Submissions are accepted from mid-January through mid-April via Submittable only.

Any questions about awards may be directed to Communications and Awards Manager Rachael Daum at

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American Literary Translators Association