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The French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation are pleased to invite you to participate in the 34th Annual Translation Prize competition. A $10,000 award in fiction and a $10,000 award in nonfiction will be disbursed to translators in 2021 for excellent translations from French into English, and winning books will be promoted to our networks. 

We will be accepting submissions through January 15, 2021. Finalists will be named in March and winners will be named in May. 

Translations for consideration must have been published in the United States for the first time during the previous calendar year (between January 1 and December 31, 2020). All categories of fiction and nonfiction works are eligible, with the exception of poetry, technical, scientific and reference works, graphic novels, and children's literature.

Prize money will be bestowed at an awards ceremony in the spring or summer of 2021. Depending on the trajectory of Covid-19, this event may be either in person or online. In the event that the winning translator cannot participate in the ceremony, the Foundation reserves the right to give the prize to a second choice finalist who is able to attend and promote the prize.

Please note: While we ask for electronic excerpts at this stage, finalists (notified in March) may be asked to mail hard copies of books to the jury, located at 5 or 6 addresses in the New York area. (Due to Covid, we can no longer accept them at one central office.) PDFs of the books are also acceptable when hard copies are not available, but finalists must also be ready to print and mail them to the jury. It is the responsibility of the submitting party to send these copies to the jury, and those who cannot provide the full books in either printed or PDF form in a timely manner may be removed from consideration. 

For more information on the Translation Prize rules, please visit: https://frenchamerican.org/initiatives/translation-prize/official-rules/
If you are having trouble uploading your submission or if you have any questions, please contact Katie DeMallie at kdemallie@frenchamerican.org.
We look forward to reviewing your application.

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