Workshop: Pitching translations to publishers

  • 05/09/2022
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • Folio, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101
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  • Please choose this option to attend and participate without a discussion of your own pitching materials.
  • Choose this option if you'd like to have Mia provide personalized feedback on your pitch materials. You must submit your materials by April 25.

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Folio and the Northwest Literary Translators present

Pitching Translations to Publishers

We literary translators often find ourselves acting as literary agents for the authors we translate. What's the best way to approach a publisher with a work you've translated? Join Northwest Literary Translator Mia Spangenberg at this workshop on creating pitches for publishers.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits all pitch. In this workshop, Mia will share her tips and advice for tailoring your pitches to individual publishers and discuss ways to gain access to editors and publishers. The bulk of the workshop will be devoted to workshopping pitches drafted by local translators – so bring your pitches for books you would love to share with the world! Don't have a pitch? That's fine - please register to come and watch, ask questions, and offer advice.

If you want to share pitching materials and have them evaluated, please register for the "Please evaluate my pitch" option, and upload your materials as soon as possible using the link you'll receive in your confirmation email. To ensure Mia has time to evaluate your materials before the event, please upload them by April 25. This opportunity is available to the first 12 people to register for it.

If you won't be sharing a pitch, please register using the "No pitch this time" option.

Mia Spangenberg translates fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature from Finnish and German into English. Her work has been published in Finland and the UK, and in journals such as LitHub and Asymptote. Her translation of Pirkko Saisio’s autofictive novel The Red Book of Farewells and of Marika Maijala’s picture book Rosie’s Journey, both of which she pitched, are due to be published in 2023. She holds a Ph.D. in Scandinavian studies from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she resides with her family. You can find her on her website:

This event will be held in person at Folio. Please bring refreshments to share.

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