Willis Barnstone Translation Prize

$1,000* for a translated poem
Final judge: Willis Barnstone

This award is named in honor of the distinguished American poet and translator Willis Barnstone, and we are delighted that he has agreed to serve as the final judge for our competition.

Guidelines for Submissions

The competition welcomes submissions of unpublished poetry translations from any language and time period (ancient to contemporary). The length limit for each translation is 200 lines. Please attach the translated copy to a copy of the original which identifies the original poet. Please put the name(s), address, email address, and phone number of the translator(s) on the back of the translation page. Also, since entries will not be returned, please include an SASE if you wish to be notified of the contest results.

Please note: Translations of poems for which the translator has not secured the rights-to-publish are eligible for the contest, but only translations of poems in the public domain or with the rights secured can be considered for publication in The Evansville Review.

Limit ten submissions per translator.

Entry Fee

The first poem is $10; each subsequent poem is $5 each. If sending via snail mail, please make checks payable to the University of Evansville.

Postmark Deadline: December 1

Submit your translation online, or mail translations to:

Willis Barnstone Translation Prize
The Evansville Review
Department of Creative Writing
University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47722

*In the event that the judge selects multiple winners, the prize money will be divided equally among the winners.

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Griffith at tg35@evansville.edu.