This year WCN has taken over the incredibly successful Emerging Translator Mentorship scheme from the BCLT. Experienced translators are matched with emerging translators for a six-month period of structured mentorship during which they work together on practical translation projects. Participants will also receive:
· A £500 bursary and reasonable travel expenses
· Access to industry events such as International Translation Day and London Book Fair through showcase events.
The Emerging Translator Mentorships have a positive track record of guiding emerging translators towards their first commercial publication.
We are seeking emerging translators in the following languages to work with our established mentors:
· Arabic (mentor: Paul Starkey)
· Bengali (mentor: Arunava Sinha)
· Catalan (mentor: Peter Bush)
· Hindi (mentor: Jason Grunebaum)
· Finland Swedish (mentor: Sarah Death)
· Norwegian – in conjunction with the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize* (mentor: Don Bartlett)
· Polish (mentor: Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
· Russian – poetry and drama (mentor: Sasha Dugdale)
Full details and guidance on how to apply are here.
The deadline for receipt of entries is Friday 30 July.