Lent is upon us once more, and with it another Structo psalm translation contest. The basics of this are as follows: take a biblical psalm and reinvent it in English. We want the material through your eyes, any way you see fit. You needn’t know any original languages and you certainly don’t need to have religious leanings.
Past submissions have been great—you can read some of them in issues 12 (‘A Song of Loves’ by Christina Seymour, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper to His Daughter’ by Roisín O’Donnell and ‘Don’t Ask Me to Sing’ by Shawna Rodenberg) and 14 (‘A Psalm of Waiting’ by Aide Smith, ‘Trouble Woman’ by Cristina J. Baptista and ‘Redux’ by Pablo Otavalo.
The winner of this year’s contest will receive US$150 and a two-year subscription to Structo. All entries will be considered for publication in Structo issue 16. Submissions are open from Ash Wednesday (February 10th) to Easter Sunday (March 27th).
More details, and the link to send in your poems, here.