Skip to main content
Outdated Browser

For the best experience using our website, we recommend upgrading your browser to a newer version or switching to a supported browser.

More Information

7 Ways to Support #Translation Every Day

Image: Bookstore. Creative Commons.

In honor of International Translation Day, here are 7 things you can do to support translation every day (plus a list of publishers and journals committed to literature in translation). Note: This list was updated in September 2021.

1. Read translated books & ask your bookstore or library to stock them.
Looking for bookstores dedicated to international lit? Check out Albertine and Idlewild (NYC) or Kinokuniya (NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, and more). 

2. Share literature in translation with a friend or on social media.
Find free pieces online at 91st Meridian, Asymptote, Drunken Boat, Three PercentWorld Literature Today, and, of course, right here on Words Without Borders.

3. Add books in translation to your book club’s reading list (or join a book club devoted to works in translation!).
We’re inspired by the In Translation Book Club at Third Place Books in Seattle.

4. Attend an event with an international writer.
Check out festivals like PEN World Voices, the Jaipur Literarature Fetival, and Letterature, or international literary events at your local bookstore or library, like the Brookline Booksmith's Transnational Literature Series.

5. Follow international writers and their translators and publishers on social media and sign up for their newsletters.
Check out the list of publishers of international literature below.

6. Educators: incorporate international literature into your curriculum.
Find resources at lesson plans at WWB Campus.

7. Donate to a non-profit press or literary organization.


Image: From Words Without Borders.

Where to Find Literature in Translation

Magazines & Journals
91st Meridian, Agni, ArabLitThe Arkansas InternationalAsymptote, Buenos Aires ReviewCipher Journal, The Common, Drunken Boat, InTranslation (The Brooklyn Rail), Korean Literature Now, Latin American Literature TodayA Public SpaceSilk Road ReviewThree Percent, Trafika EuropeWords Without BordersWorld Literature Today.

Publishers
Akashic Books, And Other Stories, Archipelago Books, Astra HouseBalestier PressBiblioasis, Charco PressCoffee House Press, Dalkey Archive Press, Deep Vellum Publishing, Europa Editions, Graywolf Press, Hispabooks, The Margellos World Republic of Letters (Yale University Press)Melville House Books, New Directions Publishing, New York Review Books, Open Letter Books, Oneworld Publications, Other Press, Phoneme Media, Restless Books, Sandorf PassageSeagull Books, Seven Stories Press, Swan Isle Press, Tilted Axis PressTin House Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Verso Books, Wakefield Press, White Pine Press.

English

Image: Bookstore. Creative Commons.

In honor of International Translation Day, here are 7 things you can do to support translation every day (plus a list of publishers and journals committed to literature in translation). Note: This list was updated in September 2021.

1. Read translated books & ask your bookstore or library to stock them.
Looking for bookstores dedicated to international lit? Check out Albertine and Idlewild (NYC) or Kinokuniya (NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, and more). 

2. Share literature in translation with a friend or on social media.
Find free pieces online at 91st Meridian, Asymptote, Drunken Boat, Three PercentWorld Literature Today, and, of course, right here on Words Without Borders.

3. Add books in translation to your book club’s reading list (or join a book club devoted to works in translation!).
We’re inspired by the In Translation Book Club at Third Place Books in Seattle.

4. Attend an event with an international writer.
Check out festivals like PEN World Voices, the Jaipur Literarature Fetival, and Letterature, or international literary events at your local bookstore or library, like the Brookline Booksmith's Transnational Literature Series.

5. Follow international writers and their translators and publishers on social media and sign up for their newsletters.
Check out the list of publishers of international literature below.

6. Educators: incorporate international literature into your curriculum.
Find resources at lesson plans at WWB Campus.

7. Donate to a non-profit press or literary organization.


Image: From Words Without Borders.

Where to Find Literature in Translation

Magazines & Journals
91st Meridian, Agni, ArabLitThe Arkansas InternationalAsymptote, Buenos Aires ReviewCipher Journal, The Common, Drunken Boat, InTranslation (The Brooklyn Rail), Korean Literature Now, Latin American Literature TodayA Public SpaceSilk Road ReviewThree Percent, Trafika EuropeWords Without BordersWorld Literature Today.

Publishers
Akashic Books, And Other Stories, Archipelago Books, Astra HouseBalestier PressBiblioasis, Charco PressCoffee House Press, Dalkey Archive Press, Deep Vellum Publishing, Europa Editions, Graywolf Press, Hispabooks, The Margellos World Republic of Letters (Yale University Press)Melville House Books, New Directions Publishing, New York Review Books, Open Letter Books, Oneworld Publications, Other Press, Phoneme Media, Restless Books, Sandorf PassageSeagull Books, Seven Stories Press, Swan Isle Press, Tilted Axis PressTin House Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Verso Books, Wakefield Press, White Pine Press.

Read Next

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]