One promise Asymptote made during our Indiegogo campaign was "to hold a new international translation contest." Well, here it is. Our first post-campaign venture, born from your amazing support, is to give our support to emerging translators the world over. Ready for your big break?
"Close Approximations," our new international contest, will be judged by two translators we greatly admire, Eliot Weinberger (poetry) and Howard Goldblatt (fiction), and we're offering 1,000 USD to the winner in each category, as well as publication in Asymptote. The winners and shortlist will be announced in our January 2014 issue.