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New American Translations Series

Submissions for the New American Translations Series are currently closed. Please note that unsolicited manuscripts sent outside of the open reading period will be recycled without response. Thank you.

The New American Translations Series is dedicated to publishing English translations of international poetry. Our focus is on single author collections. Open reading periods depend upon our editorial calendar and are announced online via BOA's social media feeds and email newsletter.

Only paper submissions will be accepted. Please see the guidelines below for details.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit only one complete book-length manuscript at a time. If two manuscripts are sent, both will be recycled.
  • Manuscripts should contain the original language.
  • Manuscript should be a 48-page minimum/100-page maximum of translated poetry.
  • Manuscript format should be 12 pt. font.
  • Manuscript pages should be one-sided.
  • For paper submissions, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient return postage.
  • Send the manuscript ATTN: New American Translations Series Submission.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Note simultaneous submissions in your cover letter and notify BOA immediately should your submission be accepted elsewhere.
  • Include a cover letter. Do not include a résumé or vitae.
  • Include information about the author as well as the translator.
  • Forewords written by the translator are encouraged. See previous BOA translations for examples.  
  • Include title, publisher, and publication year of previous U.S. translations if applicable.
  • Please note that manuscripts will be recycled, not returned.
  • There is no submission fee associated with New American Translations Series submissions.

Manuscript submissions may be mailed to:

BOA Editions, Ltd.
ATTN: New American Translations Series Submission
250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306
Rochester, NY 14607

History of the New American Translations Series

Since BOA’s founding, we have been committed to publishing poetry in translation. From 1979-1999, our translation titles were published in the New American Translations Series. From 2002-2017, in recognition of the generosity of the Lannan Foundation of Santa Fe, New Mexico, translations were published in the Lannan Translations Selection Series. In 2019, we reinstated the New American Translations Series in celebration of our longtime dedication to publishing international poetry.


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Series Titles


The New American Translations Series (2019–ongoing):

Further Up the Path, flash fables by Daniel Oz
Translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen

Lannan Translations Series (2002–2017):

The Living Theatre, poems by Bianca Tarozzi
Translated from the Italian by Jeanne Foster and Alan Williamson

Lighthouse for the Drowning, poems by Jawdat Fakhreddine 
Translated from the Lebanese by Huda Fakhreddine and Jayson Iwen

Seed in Snow, poems by Knuts Skujenieks
Translated from the Latvian with an Introduction by Bitite Vinklers

This Number Does Not Exist, poems by Mangalesh Dabral
Translated from the Hindi

You Who Cross My Path, poems by Erez Bitton
Translated from the Hebrew by Tsipi Keller with an Introduction by Eli Hirsch

Smugglers, poems by Ales Debeljak
Translated from the Slovenian with an Introduction by Brian Henry

The Secret of Hoa Sen, by Nguyen Phan Que Mai
Translated from the Vietnamese by Bruce Weigl and Nguyen Phan Que Mai with an Introduction by Bruce Weigl

The World Shared, poems by Dariusz Sosnicki
Translated from the Polish with an Introduction by Boris Dralyuk and Piotr Florczyk

The Oasis of Now: Selected Poems, by Sohrab Sepehri
Translated from the Persian by Kazim Ali and Mohammad Jafar Mahallati with an Introduction by Kazim Ali

Light and Heavy Things: Selected Poems, by Zeeshan Sahil
Translated from the Urdu by Faisal Siddiqui, Christopher Kennedy, and Mi Ditmar with an Introduction by Christopher Kenendy

Diadem: Selected Poems, by Marosa di Giorgio
Translated from the Spanish with an Introduction by Adam Giannelli

The Folding Star and Other Poems, by Jacek Gutorow
Translated from the Polish with an Introduction by Piotr Florczyk

House Inspections, prose poems by Carsten Rene Nielsen
Translated from the Danish with an Introduction by David Keplinger

Remnants of Another Age, poems by Nikola Madzirov
Translated from the Macedonian with an Introduction by Carolyn Forché

The Book of Things, poems by Ales Steger
Translated from the Slovenian with an Introduction by Brian Henry

Book of the Edge, poems by Ece Temelkuran
Translated from the Turkish with an Introduction by Deniz Perin

Praises & Offenses: Three Women Poets from the Dominican Republic, poems by Aida Cartagena Portalatin, Angela Hernandez Nunez, and, Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo.
Translated with an Introduction by Judith Kerman

Dark Things, poems by Novica Tadic
Translated with an Introduction by Charles Simic

The Hymns of Job and Other Poems, poems by Maya Bejerano
Translated from the Hebrew with an Introduction by Tsipi Keller

Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs, poems by Adonis
Translated with an Introduction by Adnan Haydar and Michael Beard

I Don't Believe in Ghosts, poems by Moikom Zeqo
Translated with an Introduction by Wayne Miller (Bilingual edition: Albanian and English)

The Clean Shirt of It, poems by Paulo Henriques Britto
Translated with an Introduction by Idra Novey (Bilingual edition: Portuguese and English)

Flowers of a Moment, poems by Ko Un
Translated by Brother Anthony, Young-moo Kim, and Gary Gach. Preface by Ko Un

Probable Lives, poems by Felipe Benitez Reyes
Translated with an Introduction by Aaron Zaritzky (Bilingual edition: Spanish and English)

Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women's Poems from Tang China
Translated with an Introduction by Jeanne Larsen

A Matter of Blue, poems by Jean-Michel Maulpoix
Translated with an Introduction by Dawn Cornelio (Bilingual edition: French and English)

Ithaca, poems by Francisca Aguirre
Translated with an Introduction by Ana Valverde Osan (Bilingual edition: Spanish and English)

Before and After the Fall, poems by Sandor Csoori
Translated with an Introduction by Len Roberts

Miracle Maker: The Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi
Translated with an Introduction by Khaled Mattawa

The Hiddenness of the World, poems by Gerard Martin
Translated with an Introduction by Bertrand Mathieu (Bilingual edition: French and English)

Engravings Torn from Insomnia, poems by Olga Orozco
Translation with an Introduction by Mary Crow (Bilingual edition: Spanish and English)

The Siege (L'Assedio), poems by Ljuba Merlina Bortolani
Translation by Michael Palma. Introduction by Alfredo de Palchi (Bilingual edition: Italian and English)

The New American Translations Series (1979–1999):

Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese (out of print), poems-in-translation by Sam Hamill

Sea-Level Zero, poems by Daniela Crasnaru
Translation by Adam J. Sorkin with the poet

Selected Translations, poems-in-translation by W. D. Snodgrass

Songs of the Kisaeng (out of print), poems by Constantine Contogenis and Wolhee Choe

Day Has No Equal But Night (temporarily unavailable), poems by Anne Hébert
Translation by A. Poulin, Jr.

A Season in Hell & Illuminations, poems by Arthur Rimbaud
Translation by Bertrand Mathieu

The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen, poems by Charles Baudelaire
Translation by William H. Crosby

Selected Poems by Yannis Ritsos
Translation by Kimon Friar and Kostas Myrsiades

Selected Poems by Anne Hébert
Translation by A. Poulin, Jr.

Beings and Things on Their Own, poems by Katerina Angelaki Rooke
Translation by the poet in collaboration with Jackie Willcox

The Whale and Other Uncollected Translations by Richard Wilbur

Exaltation of Light by Homero Aridjis
Translation by Eliot Weinberger

Illuminations (out of print) by Arthur Rimbaud
Translation by Bertrand Mathieu