The 2017 Gulf Coast Prize in Translation (Prose)

Congratulations to the 2017 Prize in Translation Winner & Honorable Mentions Chosen by John Keene


Lisa Carter

For her translation of Camila Reimers

2015 Translation Prize Winner










Lisa Carter is an acclaimed Spanish to English translator and writer. Her work has won the Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation and been nominated for an International DUBLIN Literary Award. Lisa owns and operates a creative communications business, where she gets to be both an entrepreneur and a wordsmith. Living in Ottawa (Canada) with her partner and her cat, Lisa travels daily (albeit vicariously) through the pieces she translates, edits and writes, and explores the real world whenever she can. You can find Lisa online at





Honorable Mention

Jovan Albertson

2015 Prize in Translation Honorable MentionJovan Albertson is pursuing an MFA in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa. He studied translation at the Sorbonne Nouvelle and lived in France for five years. He translates contemporary French prose.

Honorable Mention

Lizzie Buehler

2015 Translation Prize Honorable MentionLizzie Buehler studied comparative literature at Princeton University. She now lives in New York and works as an educator and editor for Asymptote. Her writing and translations from Korean have appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, Litro, Asymptote, and Korean Literature Now.


Many thanks to all of our entrants! We look forward to reading more of your submissions. Got more work to send out? Our regular submission period is open until March 1st. GC Online Exclusives accepts submissions, including translations, year-round. Click to learn more on our submit page.