NOW OPEN: BCLA/BCLT John Dryden Translation Competition 2021-2022 (deadline 7 February 2022)

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES: Monday 7 February 2022

Download John Dryden Competition Entry form

The British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation are pleased to announce their continued joint sponsorship of the translation competition for 2021-2022. Prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English, subject to finding a reader (entrance fee will be refunded if no reader is available). Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama from any period.

First prize: £350; second prize: £200; third prize: £100; other entries may receive commendations.
All three prizes also include one year’s BCLA membership.

The judges will be assisted by expert bilingual readers specialising in the literatures for which entries are received.

Prize-winners will be announced in summer/autumn 2022 on the BCLA website:

The entry fee is £10 sterling for one, £15 for two, or £20 for three entries. Payment can be made via the University of Leeds secure online store.

Electronic entries (source text, translation, entry form) should be emailed toR.Hibbitt@leeds.ac.uk

If you need to send hard copies, please send them to the following address:
Dr Richard Hibbitt, John Dryden Translation Competition
School of Languages, Cultures & Societies
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

Entries will be received from September 2021
Failure to comply with the competition rules will render entries ineligible.

The deadline for this year’s competition is Monday 7 February 2022.

Download John Dryden Competition Entry form

Click here for full details of the John Dryden Translation Competition.

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