[SFRA-L] Call for Nominations: S/F Translation Award
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Wed Sep 1 20:55:49 EDT 2010
Call for Nominations
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
TRANSLATION AWARDS, 2010
These new awards celebrate and reward quality translations of science
fiction, fantasy, and related fiction from other languages into
English. The aim of the awards is to promote the fiction of non-
English-speaking authors and to highlight the invaluable labor of
Awards will be given in two categories, one for short fiction and one
for longer forms (40,000 words and above). In each category, the
author(s) and translator(s) of the winner in that category will each
receive a trophy and a cash prize. In addition, the Awards Jury will
name a short list of honorable mentions, which shall be no more than
10, and no fewer than 3, works in each award category.
In their deliberations, jurors will principally consider the qualities
and significance of the nominated works, and the contributions of the
translator(s) to their effective and graceful renderings in English.
Especial attention will be given to works of science fiction and
fantasy that have been made available in English for the first time,
and to canonical works that are revealed in a new light because of a
new translation. Determination of the winners and short lists, subject
to the award rules, will be the sole responsibility of the current
Eligible works are those originally written in a language other than
English, and published in English translation anywhere in the world
during the calendar year for which the awards are given. For this
award cycle, works published between January 1, 2010 and December 31,
2010 are eligible.
All forms of science fiction, fantasy, and related forms of fiction
are eligible, including work written for children and young adults,
and work that has been published online. Translated nonfiction and
criticism are not eligible. Graphic novels, comics, and children’s
picture books are eligible, but in these cases the Jury will consider
only textual elements of the work, unless graphic elements have been
significantly altered for linguistic or culture-specific reasons as
part of the translation process. English-language subtitles for films
and animation are not eligible for the awards.
We have already begun to identify candidates for this year’s awards,
but we are hopeful that you will be able to assist us in this process.
You can consult our current list of nominated works on the SFFTA
website at: http://www.sfftawards.org/?page_id=7. Nominations may be
made directly from the website.
We hope to announce the awards at the next Eaton Science Fiction
Conference in Riverside, California, which takes place the weekend of
February 11–13, 2011.
For more information, please consult the SFFTA website at:
Dept. of English, University of Florida
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