New issue of “In Other Words”

In Other Words

The journal for practising literary translators

BCLT journal In Other Words

Our journal for practising translators and for anyone interested in them and the world in which they work.

In Other Words includes regular features on Translators at Work, Translations and the Publishing World and International Perspectives. Each issue also has a special theme

Editors Daniel Hahn and Ollie Brock

Editorial Committee Katharina Bielenberg,  BJ Epstein, Kate Griffin,  Cecilia Rossi, Samantha Schnee, Shaun Whiteside (Translators Association)

Subscriptions Janet Cogman


Translation and the Classics
Issue 43
Publication June 2014

Translation and Politics
Issue 42
Published November 2013

IOW 42 – Content and Editorial (PDF)

Shakespeare and Translation
Issue 41
Published May 2013

IOW 41 – Contents and Editorial (PDF)

Please note that due to shortage of space, In Other Words no longer includes book reviews


UK: £17 Europe: £20 Rest of the World: £27

In Other Words is published twice a year in May and November. Subscription rates are for two consecutive issues.

In Other Words is available free to all members of the Translators Association (Society of Authors) A copy will be posted to your membership address on publication.

In Other Words_subscription form 2012 (MS Word)

Call for Submissions

Translation in the Digital Age
Issue 44

  • E-publishing translations – opportunities and challenges
  • The role of online magazines in sharing international writing
  • New ways to build communities of readers for translated literature
  • How can new technologies help translators in their work?

Deadline 1 September 2014

Articles should be a maximum of 3500 words;

Download the style guidelines (PDF file)

Further queries should be addressed to the editor at:

Back Issues

A limited number of  back issues are available free of charge (p&p may be charged for overseas or bulk orders).

Issue 40: Children’s Literature in Translation
Download Contents and Editorial for Issue 40    (PDF)

Issue 39: Translation and the Arab World
Download Contents and Editorial for Issue 39 (PDF)

Issue 38: Translating Music
This issue has sold out but you can still download our special tribute to W G ‘Max’ Sebald on the tenth anniversary of his death.

Remembering W G Sebald: W G Sebald and Translation
by Anthony Vivis, Christine Wilson and Stefan Tobler, introduced by Jo Catling
Download this article (PDF file)