Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards

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The Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards recognize outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry through a $10,000 book prize and a $25,000 fellowship, given in alternating years.

The Raiziss/ de Palchi Translation Awards Fund was established in 1995 through a bequest to The New York Community Trust by Sonia Raiziss Giop, a poet, translator, and long-time editor of Chelsea. The Trust has selected the Academy to administer the award.

The $10,000 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize will be given in 2016 for the translation into English of a significant work of modern Italian poetry. Publishers may submit books published anytime in the past (not necessarily in 2015), but only books by living translators of standard (non-dialect) Italian are eligible. Self-published collections do not qualify.

Submissions are accepted September 15 through February 15 each year. Postmark deadline: February 15, 2016

The judges for the 2016 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship are Adria Bernardi, Antonello Borra, and Alessandro Carrera.

Guidelines and Entry Form