This is the second year the American Literary Translators Association has offered a mentorship program for emerging translators, and this year the number of languages in which translators are invited to apply has been expanded. The languages for this year’s mentorships are: French, Polish, Russian, and any Singaporean language. Applicants must be translating out of these languages into English. Applicants for the Singaporean mentorship may be translating from Malay, Mandarin, and/or Tamil, but will only be considered for the program if the author(s) they translate are Singaporean and not from some other country where these languages are used. Those selected will be assigned a paid mentor who will work one-on-one with them on their translation projects for a period of one year. They will also receive funding to attend the ALTA conference.
You’ll find complete information about the ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program here, and the application form is here. You have until
May 15, 2016 May 31, 2016 to submit your application.