Get Involved

Get Involved

Notice: ALTA43 is moving to a virtual platform.
Click here to read a statement from ALTA Board President Ellen Elias-Bursać.

Click here to read a statement from ALTA staff about changes to session and reading proposals

There are lots of ways to get involved at ALTA43.  Please consider the following options, and check back for more as conference programming develops.

Find Us on Facebook
Get conference updates, plan local events, coordinate carpools, and look for roommates in our ALTA Conferences Facebook Group.

Bookfair Requests
Want to see your work at ALTA43? Request a title for the conference bookfair before August 17, 2020 using this form

ALTA's bookfair is always a celebration of the work of our community. During our virtual 2020 conference, ALTA is using to highlight member translations and the titles published by translation presses. As affiliates of Bookshop, Bookshop pays ALTA a 10% commission on every sale, and gives a matching 10% to independent bookstores. 

Many translations distributed through Small Press Distribution will also be available for sale at a discount on SPD's website during the conference dates. Please visit and support small presses publishing literary translation!

Finally, we want to make sure that every book requested is featured in some way. If your book is not available through either Bookshop or SPD, we will include it in a pdf posted to our conference website so that you may direct attendees to it. 

Publishers, please note that you have the option to send a list of titles, with the information found in our bookfair request form included for each, in an Excel spreadsheet to, in lieu of filling out this form for each of your books.

Conference Registration
What it's all about! Registration for ALTA43 will open July 21.

Pitch Sessions
Want to receive one-on-one feedback with an editor? Be sure to register at the $125 or $200 rate for the chance to join a workshop with an established translator, and to meet with editors for two individual Pitch Sessions.

Spread the word about your press, program, book, and more through an ALTA43 sponsorship. View sponsorship options here to reach our exclusive audience of translators, educators, students, editors, publishers, and readers of literary translation!

Past Deadlines

Propose a Session
Session proposals closed on July 6, 2020.

Annual Alexis Levitin Bilingual Readings Series
The Annual Alexis Levitin Bilingual Reading Series is one of the most popular events at the conference. Readings must be conducted at least partially in the source language, in addition to English. Reading proposals closed on July 6, 2020.

Call for Plays in Translation
The call for plays in translation in partnership with Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre in Tucson, AZ closed on June 22, 2020.