How can I get poetry translations published?
February 23, 2012 11:35 AM Subscribe
How can I get my translations of a deceased poet's work published?
posted by xenophile to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
I have translated about 40 pages of poetry by a poet who was active from roughly 1930-1980 and died in the early 80s. No other English translations of this work currently exist. I did this as part of an academic project, but I'd like to see about getting the work published. I just don't know the first thing about international copyright law, public domain, rights, whether or not to try to publish poems one by one in literary journals or in a book, etc. I suspect I don't even know the right questions to ask. Can any MeFites help me out and point me in the right direction? I'm not even sure where to start. Thanks!