Submissions for The Academy of American Poets' Harold Morton Landon Translation Award are open until February 15th, 2024. The winning translator receives $1000. This year's judge is Belarusian poet Valzhyna Mort. Last year's winner was Stephanie McCarter for her new translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Ancient and medieval epics seem to be a good bet for this award: Robert Fitzgerland was the first winner, in 1976, for his translation of Homer's Iliad, winning a second time in 1984 for his Odyssey. Translations of Hesiod, Horace, Virgil, Dante, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Meng Jiao, Li Po and even a previous version of Ovid have all won the prize in its nearly 50-year history.