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Study translation as an artistic, technical, and commercial enterprise

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Master the practical side of the publication process

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Gain professional experience interning for a literary press

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Graduate Degree

Our MA program introduces you to the theory and practice of literary translation, and culminates in a book-length literary translation into English.

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Students interested in pursuing a career in translating or publishing are encouraged to participate in an internship program.

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Literary Press

Work alongside publishing professionals at Open Letter, our literary imprint, and Three Percent, an online resource for international literature.

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Chad Post


Worlds in Words

Open Letter, the University’s nonprofit literary translation press, partners with the literary translation studies program. In this Rochester Review Q-and-A with director Chad Post, discover how the publishing house plans to broaden its geographic perspective.

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Open Letter, the University’s nonprofit literary press, has sold thousands of translated works.

Best Translated Books

The annual Best Translated Book Awards honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the United States over the previous year.

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