Alice James Books is now accepting .PDF queries online for the AJB Translation Series. Queries (to be reviewed by the Translation Committee) will be accepted between the months of September and March only. All manuscripts must be complete at the time of query submission.
Queries must consist of the following:
1. A letter detailing the project, its impact/relevance to our literary community, and information about the poet and translator(s).
2. A ten poem sample of the translations, including the original-language text.
3. Name, address, email and phone number for the person submitting the query.
Response time for all inquiries is between 5-6 months, during which time the Translation Committee will review queries and make recommendations to the entire cooperative board for their further review. AJB will appreciate if you refrain from making inquiries regarding your manuscript during this time and thanks you in advance for your patience with our process. If your manuscript is selected by another press for publication while under our review, we ask that you kindly notify us as soon as possible.
There is no reading fee.