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Modern Poetry in Translation: Dissent and Resistance

Modern Poetry in Translation is publishing an issue of our magazine in July 2024. This issue will focus on poems translated from any language, that are related to dissent and resistance in some way. Everyone is invited to send their translations of poems and the Editor will choose which ones to publish.


  1. We only publish translations of poetry (and not original English-language poetry) and the translations must be previously unpublished. We welcome work from any age, but we have a preference for contemporary work.
  2. You are welcome to send submissions of up to six poems. You must be able to obtain rights for the reproduction of these translations both in MPT and online on our site. We pay a fee to our contributors.
  3. Before you send us your work, please browse the poems archive or browse issues, to find out which translated authors have recently featured in MPT and to see examples of work. The work you send in should not have been previously published elsewhere.
  4. The responsibility for clearing rights and permissions for translated works, and the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. Please note that copyright law varies from country to country and that it can take time to clear permissions.

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Enquiries about submissions should be directed to Modern Poetry in Translation. Please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this competition is run by Modern Poetry in Translation, not the Commonwealth Foundation.