The Salt & Vinegar Award presented by The Pickling Poet

Congratulations to Allison M. Charette for winning our first ever Salt & Vinegar Award! Check out her amazing translation in issue #2 of Brine!



Submissions have closed for the first Brine Literary Salt & Vinegar Award presented by The Pickling Poet! The contest will be held semi-annually, with rotating genres and special guest judges. The inaugural contest will focus on translations (both poetry and prose), and our first guest judge is Rajiv Mohabir—you can find out more about this upcoming literary star here:

The overall winner will receive $250 and publication in the upcoming 2nd issue of Brine. In addition, the winning author will be interviewed and featured on our blog and at Runners up will be considered for publication as well.

The Details:

  • Translations must be of work previously unpublished in the English language (or make a case for why your new translation of an existing work is necessary in your artist statement).

  • Translations from any language are accepted, poetry or prose.

  • Translator must have permission to publish upon acceptance, or the translated work must be public domain.

  • Include with your submission an artists’ statement describing why you chose this writer/work to translate and why it is important that others read it (200 words max).

  • *Submission deadline extended to 10/31.* Email up to 3 poems or 1 prose piece to (put "Salt and Vinegar Contest" in the subject line)

  • The winning author and runners-up will be announced in lateNovember.