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WordsWithoutBorders
The online magazine for international literature. Winners of the 2018 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize. This month: Queer writing from around the world.
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WordsWithoutBorders 12h
The Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship supports writers born in Africa or whose parents were born in Africa in the pursuit of a book-length project. Submissions open June 30! For more details on how to apply:
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WordsWithoutBorders 14h
"Some of the most intriguing parts of Ice are the quotidian descriptions of life in Moscow, providing a window into a world unfamiliar for many readers." In today's Watchlist spotlight: Sonallah Ibrahim's "Ice" (), tr. .
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WordsWithoutBorders 16h
"The speed with which it had all come about, the strange way that they had met, left them stripped naked in a space that had to be invented . . . " A beautiful story of love knowing and unknowing age from Andrés Barba. Tr. Lisa M. Dillman.
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 24
Hi ! Submissions are still open (through June 28) and we'll be back accepting via Submittable momentarily! Thank you for your patience.
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 24
“Someone else had to translate my own novel into my native language . . . It felt a bit absurd.” In the NYT, Tibetan filmmaker, writer, and translator Pema Tseden on juggling Chinese and Tibetan languages in his work.
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 24
The June Watchlist is here! recommends new and forthcoming must-reads from Egypt, Serbia, Sweden, Mexico, Italy, and Denmark:
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 24
🌈 Celebrate PRIDE with 11 Queer reads from around the globe 🌈 -
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 24
"The idea of participating in a gay pride rally had come to Rosa in 2000 . . ." In Matteo B. Bianchi's "Maternal Pride," a signora attends her first Pride parade. Tr. . Image: Patrick Nouhailler
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PubPerspectives Jun 24
From the week: Words Without Borders June: ‘The Queer I’ in Early Summer |
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 23
"I wish I were twenty doors younger than myself for the air to be light on me. . ." Some Mahmoud Darwish, because Sundays are for poetry. Here's "Jameel Bouthaina, and I," tr. Fady Joudah.
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 23
"Would you like me to recite some poetry to you tonight?" "Maybe, but right now I'm going to swim far from shore." —Svetlana Alexievich, "The Wondrous Deer of the Eternal Hunt," tr. Marian Schwartz A treasure indeed, ! Read the full piece:
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 23
Replying to @AntonHur
What a claim to fame ! 🤩 We could not be prouder!
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 22
Ahh! Such a good quote!
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 22
In case you couldn't make it to Salerno for this event last night, here's some wonderful work by the WWB authors featured: 🔗 Some fiction by Cannavacciuolo, tr. : . 🔗 An essay by Durante, tr. Antony Shugaar:
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 21
From , the shortest stories for the longest days (at least up here in the northern hemisphere). Featuring twenty-one stories from twelve different countries and three from WWB!
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 21
Over at , shares some insights and highlights from our June issue, The Queer Issue X and our feature, New Korean Queer Writing. If you haven't dived in yet, he gives some excellent tips on where to start:
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 21
“Why am I so afraid? Am I trying to prove I know English? In every poem?" "Keeping / the Window Open," edited by Ben Lerner explores Rosmarie and Keith Waldrops' work as poets, translators, and publishers. Read the review by Allison Grimaldi-Donahue:
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 21
"You’d said it was all fake, a Greek Disneyland. You were such a beast sometimes, poor dear." From our very first Queer Issue in June 2010, here's an excerpt from “Inside a Girl Like You” by Angela Dimitrakaki, translated from Greek by Karen Emmerich.
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 20
"How do I say it? In this language there are no words for how the real world 
collapses . . . " Congratulations to Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named United States poet laureate. Read her work over at :
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WordsWithoutBorders Jun 20
"On World Refugee Day, and as we honor the courage and the strength of the millions of people fleeing or forcibly displaced by war, violence, and famine, we at WWB are revisiting stories in our archives that give voice to those experiences." Read more:
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