ALTA is dedicated to supporting the work of literary translators at all stages of their careers!
Our programs for emerging translators are specifically tailored to help early career translators develop their craft and professional networks.
The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a literary translation project selected by the emerging translator. The mentorship duration is one year. The emerging translator is expected to choose a project that can be completed in that time, and they will only be advised on that particular project.
The ALTA Travel Fellowship Program awards a number of $1,000 fellowships to emerging translators to help them participate in the annual ALTA conference. The largest gathering dedicated exclusively to the work of literary translation, the conference brings together ALTA members, literary translators, writers, students, readers, teachers, publishers, and other professionals from all regions of the United States and abroad gather for a vibrant three days in continually changing venues across the country.