Contracts for Book-length Works of Literary Translation

  • 02/15/2022
  • 17:00 - 19:00
  • Online via Zoom
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NOTIS Literary Division presents

Contracts for Book-length Works of Literary Translation

In April 2021, the Authors Guild published the Literary Translation Model Contract and Commentary [available free for viewing here]. Our session will begin with a review of the basic terms of a contract for a book-length work of literary translation. For the remainder of the session, the presenters (all of whom were involved in writing the model contract) will take questions regarding contracts and, equally important, how to negotiate them. In addition to the model contract itself (linked to above), we encourage attendees to download and read in advance “Negotiating Contracts: A Translator’s Checklist” [available here].

When? February 15th, 2022, 5pm to 7pm, PST

Where?  Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. 

Cost? $15 NOTIS members and ATA literary division members
$25 Non-members
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Registration?Via the web (before midnight on February 13th)After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

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ATA  2  Approved

This event will be recorded, and it will be available to watch the recording after the event.


Umair Kazi is the Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Authors Guild, writer, and translator from Urdu. He studied law at the University of Iowa, and received his MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.

Jessica Cohen translates contemporary Israeli prose. She has translated major Israeli authors, including Amos Oz, Ronit Matalon, Nir Baram and David Grossman, with whom she shared the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for her translation of A Horse Walks Into a Bar. She has received NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, and is a past board member of ALTA.

Alex Zucker’s translations from Czech include novels, stories, plays, subtitles, young adult and children’s books, song lyrics, essays, poems, philosophy, and an opera. In 2010 he won the ALTA National Translation Award for the Petra Hůlová novel All This Belongs to Me. He is a past cochair of the Translation Committee at PEN America.

Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webinar begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webinar, we will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after February 11th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before February 11th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available. The presenter of this course will receive your name and email address after you register.

    Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions? Email to office manager

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