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.

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