Specimen. The Babel Review of Translations is pleased to present a unique literary prize open to any language but one: To Speak England in Different Languages
In the year of Brexit, To Speak England in Different Languages celebrates the linguistic and cultural mixes and multiplicities that inhabit this country by inviting those who speak more than one language to make creative use of each language, and of the movements between them.
This unique literary prize is for anyone who lives in England and lives between languages. The submitted texts can be written in any language but English, by everyone who feels at home in a language that isn’t English and should address the experience of living between languages.
The submitted text should be accompanied by the authors’ translation into English. The English translation will not be judged by the parameters of standard English, it can simply reflect the authors’ English competence. A personal or imaginative interplay between the two versions is welcome.
TO SPEAK ENGLAND IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
- Prize of £2,500
- Deadline July 21, 2021
- No entry fee
- Max 2,000 words for prose / 40 lines for poetry
- All submission details here
- Deadline 21st August 2021
In collaboration with: English PEN, Poetry Translation Centre, Poetry London, Babel Festival, EUNIC London, FILL Festival
Migrant Voice, Migration Museum.