AGNI has a history of assembling portfolios that bring attention to rich and often underappreciated categories of writing. Poetry editor Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and nonfiction editor Shuchi Saraswat are coediting the latest: “Futures in Translation.”
This portfolio gathers together poets and writers in translation whose visions and witness provide wide-ranging literary response to present-day anxieties and address our collective future. Given our massive climate crisis, our proliferating wars, the disappearance of languages and cultures, and the re-emergence of ethno-nationalisms, how are poets and writers responding? How do they build on the legacies of the previous century and at the same time give voice to the pressures and prospects of our historical moment? We live in what feels like a new reality. Where are we headed?
We encourage translations of work from indigenous communities, and translations of earlier writers that also seem to meet our moment.
To submit, please send translated creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry through AGNI’s Submission Manager, using the genre designation “Futures in Translation.” Submissions will be considered during the spring 2021 reading period, from February 15th to May 31st, with projected publication in late October 2021. Our guidelines page gives additional information about sending work to AGNI. PLEASE NOTE that during the first half of February, we will also be considering Futures portfolio submissions sent by email.
For all portfolio inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Re: “Futures in Translation.”