Very little translated writing is published in English each year and most of it has been translated from French, German, and Spanish. While those are lovely languages, at Underpass, we want to hear from the rest of planet. We are particularly interested in writing that has been translated into English from marginalized language groups and provides English-speaking readers a window into new countries, neighborhoods, cultures, perspectives.
We will accept work that has been previously published in the original language or in English and are open to simultaneous submissions. All rights revert to authors upon publication. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and we plan to publish new stories each month, with occasional special issues.
How to submit
Send a Word document of the English translated along with the piece in the original language. (Please let us know if it has been previously published.)
Include a short author bio and a translator bio in English. Please describe any past publication experience of the author and translator.
Email the files to email@example.com. We will respond as soon as we can—hopefully within one month of submission
Before submitting, please read our full Submission Guidelines.