Skip to content
Submissions are now open for the 2021 Poems in Translation Contest, judged by Airea D. Matthews! Click for guidelines and to submit.


Words without Borders publishes original translations into English of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and interviews. We do not publish literature written in English, and we do not consider work that has already been published in English translation. We do not consider general submissions or submissions of single pieces. We welcome proposals for our monthly special sections at any time. Please review back issues of the magazine before submitting. Proposals for special sections should describe the focus and provide summaries of the three to four pieces to be included, brief biographies of the authors and translator(s), and original publication information or other background of the works. Proposals may be sent to [email protected].



Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.