Call for Submissions

The Brooklyn Rail welcomes you to our new web-only section In Translation, where we feature unpublished translations of short fiction, excerpted longer fiction, and excerpted dramatic writing. Launched in April 2007, In Translation will serve as a venue for outstanding literary translation, and we hope that it will become a valuable resource for translators, authors, editors, and publishers seeking to collaborate.


We seek exceptional unpublished English translations from all languages.

Manuscripts of no longer than 15 pages

Manuscripts of no longer than 30 pages
(in left-justified script format)

* Translators must hold the necessary rights and permissions for the original work, unless it is in the public domain.

* Please append short (1-2 paragraph) biographies for both translator and original author.

* Translators who wish to have their contact information published with their bio should provide it.

* For excerpts, please also include a brief synopsis of the work as a whole.

Submissions should be e-mailed to