The third year of the residency program for translators of Slovak literature into foreign languages is now accepting applications.
The Literary Information Center, the town of Banská Štiavnica and Literatúra c.a. offer 11 month-long residencies to translators of Slovak literature into foreign languages TROJICA AIR (artist in residence) in 2022.
The translator is provided a 1-bedroom apartment and study in the centre of Banská Štiavnica on Trojičné námestie (entry from Radničné námestie) and a monthly stipend of 1000 euro. The first half of the stipend will be deposited into the resident's account upon the begin of the residency, the second half will be paid after the residency si completed.
LIC does not cover the travel cost or any other costs of the resident.
The residency is offered to the translator only (without any accompanying persons).
Dates of the residencies
16 January – 15 February 2022
16 February – 15 March 2022
16 March – 15 Apríl 2022
16 Apríl – 15 May 2022
16 May – 15 June 2022
16 June – 15 July 2022
16 July – 15 August 2022
16 August – 15 September 2022
16 September – 15 October 2022
16 October – 15 November 2022
16 November – 15 December 2022
Applications need to be sent in before 26 November 2021
Names of the residents will be announced on 3 December 2021
Application must include:
a/ CV and contact information (telephone number, email address, home address),
b/ Letter explaining the choice of the translation,
c/ Letter of intent from the publishing house in which the translated book should be published, or a contract with the publisher. (Although the conditions of the residency prefer projects that guarantee a future publication, projects that show a preliminary interest of the publisher will also be considered.),
d/ Licence contract between the author of the original book and the publisher for a translation of the book or a permission from the author of the original book to translate the book in case of submitting a letter of intent from the publishing house,
e/ Preferred date of the residency as well as alternative dates.
f/ Translators who were unable to attend their residency in 2020 and 2021 due to quarantine restrictions and who are still interested to attend will have a priority this year or next year with the same translation they applied with last year - if the project has not yet been finished - or with a new project.
Application must be submitted within the deadline both by email and postal service to these addresses:
Literárne informačné centrum:
Námestie SNP 12
The chosen book must be an original Slovak work of prose, an essay, a reportage or literature for children or young adults. (The call does not consider scientific and academic literary works.)
The chosen book must be previously unpublished in the chosen language.
When considering the applications, the most important factor will be a contractual affirmation of the future translation and a guarantee of its future publication.
We look at the book selection and we advise translators to orient themselves within the books that have resonated in Slovakia in the past (awards, reviews, positive feedback).
We also evaluate the translator's experiences and her/his published translations.
For consultations please contact email@example.com.