ALCHEMY, a journal of translation published at UCSD, is currently accepting submissions. We are looking for work from students and professional  translators that engages translation in both traditional and innovative ways. We welcome translations of poems and stories as well as nontraditional translations that investigate what, exactly, the act of translation can be.

Submissions for our next issue are due December 15, 2019.

You may submit translated works of poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre, or unclassifiable work, as well as reviews of books in translation. We are also accepting submissions for cover art

If you are a student, please include the name of the school or institution of higher learning you attend, as well as your program of study (if applicable). We also ask that you provide contact information for one teacher or faculty advisor who has agreed to assist you in preparing your translation for publication. Whether you are a student or emerging translator, please include copies of the original texts with your translations.

We have expanded our journal to include a section for young translators, students 18 years of age or younger. Translation tools especially geared towards teaching young translators are available on our site. We accept submissions from these translators using the same submission criteria; please include contact information for a teacher with whom you worked on the translation.

We will assume that, by submitting to Alchemy, you have acquired permission from the original author or rights-holder to publish the translation.

Send all submissions to: with the heading Poetry Submission, Fiction Submission, Non-Fiction Submission, Cross-Genre Submission, Experimental Submission, Review, or Cover Art Submission.

Thank you, and we look forward to reading your work!

Alchemy Editorial Staff

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