Two Lines Press / Center for the Art of Translation


Type Of Organization
Press
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Two Lines Press exists to give American readers the opportunity to read some of the great work from outside our borders that they would not otherwise get to see. As the barriers between cultures continue to come down and more and more authors are finding inspiration in foreign lands, there’s all the more reason for us all to read the world. Two Lines Press endeavors to give readers another point of entry to this important international discussion—to see that great literature isn’t created by the background of the culture in which its produced but by the talent of the writer that produces it (and the translator that brings it to English). The press, and the Center for the Art of Translation, both grew out of the TWO LINES: World Writing in Translation anthology series, which has been publishing international literature in translation for over 20 years. It has previously published Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur “Genius” grant recipients, PEN Translation grant recipients, and winners of dozens of leading national literary awards all over the world. Two Lines also puts a special emphasis on translation as an art form of its own, celebrating the complicated and creative process of rendering a foreign piece of literature in English.

Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
CJ Evans
Contact Email
Publishes
translation
Representative Authors
Marie Ndiaye, Xu Zechen, Santiago Roncagliolo
Submissions Policy
Publishes previously unpublished translations only. Translator cannot be the author. Include original language and intro.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
2 - 4 months
Author Payments
cash, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
3
Number Of Unpaid Staff
1
Year Founded
1994
Distributors
Publishers Group West
E-distributors
Publishers Group West
ISBN Number
1-931883
Number Of Books Published Per Year
6-8
Titles In Print
38
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
4
Paperback
100
Average Price Per Book
14.95
Average Price Per E-Book
14.95

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