Submissions open for Rossica Young Translators Award 2013


Academia Rossica is pleased to announce that the Rossica Young Translators Award 2013 (RYTA) is now underway! Returning for the 5th year, this award, the younger sister of the prestigious Rossica Prize, is designed to inspire young people around the world who speak or are learning Russian to get involved with literary translation. 


Anyone under the age of 24 wishing to enter should choose one of the three selected extracts to translate, all of which are taken from highly-acclaimed recent novels by renowned contemporary writers Eduard Limonov, Boris Akunin and Marina Stepnova, which have yet to be translated into English. The extracts and rules can be found at, and submissions should be sent to by 10 March 2013. 


The submissions will then be read by our panel of expert judges, before the winner is announced at an event at the end of March as part of the 4th SLOVO Russian Literature Festival in London. The winning entrant will receive a prize of £500.


Good luck to all who enter! 

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