Speculative Literature Foundation Pledges Support for the Translation Awards

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.


The Speculative Literature Foundation is a volunteer-run, non-profit
organization dedicated to promoting the interests of readers, writers,
editors and publishers in the speculative literature community.

“Speculative literature” is a catch-all term meant to inclusively span
the breadth of fantastic literature, encompassing literature ranging
from hard and soft science fiction to epic fantasy to ghost stories to
folk and fairy tales to slipstream to magical realism to modern
mythmaking¬≠ — any literature containing a fabulist or speculative
element.

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