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Submit to our spring 2021 portfolio “Futures in Translation”

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? As Ezra Pound wrote in 1920, exactly a century ago: “The age demanded an image/ of its accelerated grimace . . .” That demand remains.

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 2020 reading periods (spring and fall), with projected publication in April 2021. Our guidelines page gives additional information about sending work to AGNI.

For all portfolio inquiries, please contact agni@bu.edu, Re: “Futures in Translation.”


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