Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Join AFS
AFS Review: News

ASF Announces 2018 Translation Competition

Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
Share |

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) has announced the opening of its 38th annual Translation Competition for outstanding English translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author born after 1900.

The deadline for entry in the Competition is June 15, 2018.

The Nadia Christensen Prize includes a $2,500 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award, given to an individual whose literature translations from a Nordic language have not previously been published, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.


Application Information:

  • If prose, manuscripts must be no longer than 50 pages; if poetry, 25 (Do not exceed these limits). Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced with numbered pages.
  • Translations must be from the writing of one author, although not necessarily from a single work. Please include a one-paragraph description about the author.
  • An entry must consist of:
    • One copy of the translation, including a title page and a table of contents for the proposed book of which the manuscript submitted is a part.
    • One copy of the work(s) in the original language; please send the relevant pages.
    • A CV containing all contact information, including email address, for the translator; and
    • A letter or other document signed by the author, the author’s agent or the author’s estate granting permission for the translation to be entered in this competition and published in Scandinavian Review.
  • Translator’s names may not appear on any page of their manuscripts, including the title page.
  • The translation submitted in the competition may not have been previously published in the English language by the submission deadline.

For full award rules, and to enter the competition, visit:

For more information, contact Carl Fritscher, Fellowships & Grants Officer, at

Career Center
| Open Forums
| Online Store
| Renew
| Member Search
| Donate

American Folklore SocietySister Society: SIEF
Classroom-Office Building, Indiana University, 800 East Third Street, Bloomington IN 47405 USA

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal