Published: Nov. 4, 2022

The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. The mentorship duration is nine months. The emerging translator is expected to choose a project that can be completed in that time, and they will only be advised on that particular project. The program is offered at no cost to the emerging translator.

The following 8 mentorships are available in 2023:
Dutch prose, with mentor David McKay
Japanese, with mentor David Boyd
Korean poetry, with mentor Jack Jung
Korean prose, with mentor Janet Hong
Non-language-specific BIPOC mentorship in prose, with mentor Mui Poopoksakul (open to translators who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or a Person of Color)
Non-language-specific, non-genre-specific, with mentor Bill Johnston
Swedish, with mentor Kira Josefsson
Literature from Taiwan, with mentor Steve Bradbury 
Find out more about this program and how to apply on our webpage

Please email us at with any questions you might have. And we hope to welcome applications from your communities soon!