Editor-Translator Pitch Sessions

Editor-Translator Pitch Sessions

Pitch Sessions with translation publishers are now available at no additional charge exclusively to current ALTA members, and will be held twice annually (in May and September). This is your chance to share a project with an editor or publisher for possible publication! Pitch sessions are 8 minutes in length and are held via Zoom. 

Join or renew your ALTA membership here.

Important Dates for 2024 Sessions

  • April 11: Information about signing up for spring pitch sessions will be emailed to current members at 11am Eastern Time (please remember to check your promotions and spam folders). You will be able to sign up half an hour after that email goes out, when pitch session signups open at 9am Pacific Time / 12pm Eastern Time.
    • Sessions are all first-come, first-served, until all slots are filled.
    • Information about spring pitch session editors will be available before April 11. 
  • April 28: Deadline to sign up for one or two spring pitch sessions
  • May 6-10: Spring pitch sessions are held
  • August 13: Fall pitch session editors announced in our member newsletter
  • August 22: Information about signing up for up to two pitch sessions will be emailed to current members on August 22 at 8:30am Pacific Time / 11:30am Eastern Time (please remember to check your promotions and spam folders). You will be able to sign up half an hour after that email goes out, when pitch session signups open at 9am Pacific Time / 12pm Eastern Time.
    • Sessions are all first-come, first-served, until all slots are filled.
    • Information about spring pitch session editors will be available before August 22. 
  • September 9: Deadline to sign up for fall pitch sessions
  • September 16-20: Fall pitch sessions are held

Pitch Session Successes

Have you had a translation published thanks to an ALTA pitch session? We want to know about it! Please let us know by filling out this form. We look forward to sharing your success!

How to Pitch Publishers

Enjoy our free video recording from the ALTA43 Conference about how to pitch to translation publishers. Click here to view.

For additional tips, Anton Hur's Pitch Guide for Translators is a great resource.