If you’re an emerging translator, attending the American Literary Translators Association conference is one of the best things you can do to jump-start your career, especially if you land one of the coveted $1000 fellowships given out every year to help newcomers to the field attend. Everything I wrote about this last year still applies; and you can read here what last year’s fellows had to say about the experience, and last year’s program is still online. I even blogged the conference last year – here’s my report. This year’s conference will be held in Tucson, AZ, October 28 – 31, 2015, and will feature keynote addresses by Jerome Rothenberg and Stephen Snyder. If you’re new to this business, please take my word for it: attending the conference is a great way to meet other emerging translators as well as more experienced ones who can help you find your way in this field. The deadline to apply to become a 2015 ALTA Fellow is coming right up: June 1, 2015, so check out the guidelines and get your application in!