The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) invites translators to apply for its 2015 Translation Prize.



The Prize of $5,000 will be awarded for an outstanding translation of contemporary Austrian literature (either poetry or prose) into English. Translators may choose any text originally published after 1945*. A sample translation (ten pages or approx. 4,000 words of both the English translation and the original) must be submitted no later than October 15, 2014.

A US-Austrian jury of eminent publishers, scholars and authors will select a winner. The winner will be notified by the end of 2014 and invited to submit a translation of the full work by mid-2015. The winner will need to demonstrate a credible effort toward publication of the complete translation by the end of 2015.

A formal award ceremony at the ACFNY’s landmark building in New York City will take place in 2015.

Applications should include a cover letter, bio, and a bibliography illustrating the translator’s previous work as well as the ten-page sample text in the original and in English. They should be sent as PDFs to by October 15, 2014.

*Texts must be by an Austrian writer, originally published in German or any of Austria’s officially recognized minority languages: Burgenland Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Romani, Slovak, and Slovenian.


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