Based in Princeton University’s Department of Comparative Literature, the publication « Inventory » finds and catalogues original translations of poetry and prose from any language into English, provides critical texts on the subject of translation, and offers suggestions by leaders in various fields of translation work left to be done. For their next issue, the publishers are seeking original translations of poetry and prose, as well as critical essays on translation.
Poetry submissions should include 3-6 poems (no more than five pages), and fiction submissions should not exceed 2000 words. Excerpts will be accepted provided that a single-paragraph summary of the full work. Is included. Critical work, with focus on the topic of translation is also accepted (maximum: 2000 words). Writers are encouraged not to limit their focus to the work of a single writer, but rather to address themselves to a larger conversation on contemporary artistic translation.
Submissions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2011.
The original « call for submissions » can be found here.