SFL Supports SF&F Translation Awards

The Speculative Literature Foundation has pledged $250 annually to help fund the SF&F Translation Awards. The awards recognize the work of those who translate science fiction and fantasy into English and promote the fiction of non English-speaking authors.

The current plan is for the award to be given for the first time to work published in 2010. The presentation is expected to be at the Eaton Conference. There are two award categories, long form (40,000 words and above) and short form. The winning translator and author will both receive a trophy and cash prize.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards are administered by the Association for the Recognition of Excellence in SF & F Translation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization whose directors are Gary K. Wolfe, Kevin Standlee, Melissa Conway, Rob Latham and Cheryl Morgan.

The full press release follows the jump.

Press Release  # 31

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR THE TRANSLATION AWARDS

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION

PO Box 1693

Dubuque, IA 52004-1693

http://www.speculativeliterature.org/

For Immediate Release: Jan 5, 2011

The Speculative Literature Foundation is proud to help support the SF&F Translation Awards. These awards are designed to reward the translation of science fiction, fantasy and related fiction from other languages into English. They exist to promote the fiction of non English-speaking authors and to highlight the valuable work done by translators.

Two awards will be presented: one for long form literature (40,000 words and above) and the other for short forms. The awards will consist of a trophy and a cash prize. A copy of the trophy and an equal share of the cash prize will be given to both the author and the translator.

The SLF is pledging $250 annually to help fund these awards. For more information on eligibility, nominations, and how to donate, go to: http://www.sfftawards.org/. Donors are automatically entered into a drawing to receive prizes, including signed books from Neil Gaiman, Jeff VanderMeer and Peter Hamilton.

The SF&F Translation Awards are a California non-profit corporation recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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