Spring 2019’s issue of Modern Poetry in Translation will have a focus on the languages and language communities of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Our spring focus will celebrate the diverse languages and language communities living in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. We would love to read poems and translations from all heritages, backgrounds, languages and cultures – including from Angloromani, Scots, Welsh, Polari, Gaelic, Irish, BSL, Cornish, Scouse, Jamaican Patois and more. We also welcome translations of any poet in the UK who writes in another language, from Punjabi to Somali.
Deadline for submitting to this focus: December 14th 2018
We also accept general submissions on a rolling basis. if you would like to submit work from outside a specific magazine focus, please do so via this Submittable page:
Please note: we do our best to reply to all work received promptly as possible, but due to the volume of work received we are unable to respond to further queries about unsuccessful submissions.
1. We only publish translations of poetry (and not original English-language poetry) and the translations must be previously unpublished. We welcome work from any age, but we have a preference for contemporary work.
2. You are welcome to send submissions of up to six poems. You must be able to obtain rights for the reproduction of these translations both in MPT and online on our site. We pay a fee to our contributors.
3. Before you send us your work, please browse the poems archive or browse issues, to find out which translated authors have recently featured in MPT and to see examples of work. The work you send in should not have been previously published elsewhere.
4. The responsibility for clearing rights and permissions for translated works, and the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. Please note that copyright law varies from country to country and that it can take time to clear permissions.
5. Copyright for work appearing in MPT rests with the contributor and with MPT.
6. Bear in mind, when seeking permissions, that work of yours, if published in MPT, will be accessible on-line to our digital subscribers, made available as an e-book, and it may also be selected to appear on our website. Permissions should cover electronic and print versions of the magazine, and digital reproduction.