Bristol Translates - Literary Translation Summer School 2023

Entry deadline: 31 March 2023

Collaborate with leading translators at Bristol Translates literary translation summer school.

Bristol Translates is an online summer school where language lovers work together exploring literary translation. This year’s event will take place from 3 to 7 July, comprising three days of workshops translating from nine languages - Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, plus a multi-language workshop - into English.

The other two days are filled with panel discussions and workshops on industry trends, job readiness and the opportunities available around different literary genres (fiction and non-fiction). These include sessions on

  • how to pitch to publishers,
  • how to approach literary journals and magazines,
  • how to negotiate contracts,
  • how to translate for the stage,
  • translator activism,
  • queer translation,
  • translation at war.

Bristol Translates offers an extensive programme, and participants from previous years have lauded it as a launchpad of their careers.

The event is led by Ros Schwartz and Holly Langstaff. Tutors include outstanding and award-winning translators from nine languages into English.

For more information about the tutors, the programme of events, and how to apply, see the Bristol Translates website: or

Applicants who apply before 28 February can also apply for a full bursary.

There is no formal application deadline – it is first come, first served. A discounted early-bird rate is available for those who apply by 31 March.