In Other Words 2016

In Other Words is a new project to promote the translation and UK publication of outstanding children's literature from around the world.

 

BookTrust will sponsor sample translations from 10 children's books, which have not previously been published in the English language. The selected translations will be presented to the UK publishing community at the Bologna Book Fair in April 2017.

 

Four of these titles will be selected as specially commended 'Honour titles'. All 10 titles will be available for British publishers to purchase from the rights holders. Titles that are purchased by British publishers will be supported by a £1,500 grant towards marketing and publicity.

 

Selection and judging will be carried out by a panel of experts, including top children's translators and children's book experts. In Other Words is funded by Arts Council England,

About the In Other Words 2016

Funded by Arts Council England, BookTrust will sponsor sample translations from 10 children's books, which have not previously been published in the English language, and present them to the UK publishing community at an event at the Bologna Book Fair in April 2017.

 

A panel of judges comprising of UK-based children's literature and translation experts, selected by BookTrust, will meet in October 2016 to decide which of the submissions should go forward for partial translation.

 

A second judging meeting will take place in February 2017 at which a maximum of four titles will be selected as specially commended Honour Titles.

All ten books will be showcased at Bologna Book Fair 2017, where the Honour Titles will be announced.

 

Download the full Submission Guidelines

Submissions open on 1 September and close on 26 September 2016.

 

Please email translation@booktrust.org.uk if you have any questions.