So You Want to Publish a Translation. A How-To Panel for Literary Magazines, Sponsored by ALTA

Room 2208, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
Saturday, February 10, 2024
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


As translated literature commands greater interest in the United States, more literary magazines are looking to publish it. Words Without Borders Editorial Director Susan Harris will moderate a discussion on how to approach publishing and promoting literary translations in print and online magazines. The panel of editors and publishers from The Margins, Latin American Literature Today, and The Georgia Review will address editorial considerations, contracts, payments, and promotion and event opportunities.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Event_Guide_So_You_Want_to_Publish_a_Translation.pdf



Susan Harris is the editorial director of Words Without Borders and the coeditor, with Ilya Kaminsky, of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry.

Jafreen Uddin is the executive director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. She is the first woman to lead the organization since its founding in 1991. With over a decade of experience working in the public sector, she specializes in communications, education, and fundraising.

Arthur Malcolm Dixon is cofounder, lead translator, and managing editor of Latin American Literature Today. His work has appeared in Asymptote, International Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, Words Without Borders, and World Literature Today. He works as an interpreter in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Gerald Maa is a writer, translator, and editor. In 2010, he cofounded the Asian American Literary Review. Currently, he is editor and director of The Georgia Review.

Jim Hicks is executive editor of the Massachusetts Review. He teaches comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His translations include short pieces by Italo Calvino, Ananda Devi, Semezdin Mehmedinović, Juan José Saer, Izet Sarajlić, Gianmaria Testa, and several longer works by Erri De Luca.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center