Thursday, August 15, 2013

Words Without Borders

Heard via Jeff: Words Without Borders, a site that seeks to promote contemporary international literature, seeks contributors for a Finnish issue.

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Seattle!

I'm writing to update you on the upcoming Words Without Borders Finnish issue, to be published in summer of 2014.

I am still eagerly collecting potential pieces by contemporary Finnish authors for the issue.

We're requesting short samples of 300 to 500 words from which the pieces for publication will be chosen and complete translations will be commissioned. I'm hoping to have numerous pieces to send to WWB by October to allow plenty of time for everyone to complete their translations by June of next year. I've received a few pieces already, but many more are needed.

If you have a story you would like to submit, send it along. If you have already sent a piece, thank you! Perhaps you have some more in a desk drawer, or on your wish list? It's a good opportunity to promote your favorite authors, your own work, and Finnish literature in general.

There will be a small fee paid to both translator and author for any stories published in the magazine.

WWB prefers pieces of less than 3000 words (in English translation), and all of the stories must have never been published in English before, online or off.

Let me know if you have any questions or would like to submit something. Multiple submissions are welcome.

All the best,


More information is available from Lola Rogers.

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