Seeking Slavic Stories in Translation

During our first year, we have been excited to create a short-cut to Croatia through the stories of many new and well-established, award-winning writers. We want to keep traveling and pack a special spring 2017 edition with great literature in translation from all Slavic languages.

With a deadline of November 30, Underpass is issuing a special call for submissions. We’re open to submissions of short stories, narrative nonfiction, and excerpts from longer work that have been translated from any Slavic language into English. We’re particularly interested in great writing that provides English-speaking readers a window into new countries, neighborhoods, cultures, perspectives.

To submit:

  • Send a Word document of the English language version.
  • Include a PDF document of the submission in the original language.
  • Include a short author bio and a translator bio in English.
  • All submission should be sent electronically to
  • Detailed submissions guidelines can be found on the website at

We will accept work that has been previously published in the original language or in English and all rights revert to authors upon publication. We will accept submissions on a rolling basis.  

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