Circumference was founded in 2003 by Jennifer Kronovet and Stefania Heim as a journal for poetry in translation. We believe translation continues to be a vital part of public and artistic discourse, and we’re delighted to announce that in 2020, Circumference will be returning to print as a home for writers, artists, poets, and translators who share a deep interest in the world.

We’re interested in new translations of poetry and drama, particularly (but not exclusively) from contemporary authors. We’re expanding to include interviews and dialogues between artists and thinkers of all stripes: conversations where disagreement tends to enrich debate, rather than suspend it. We’re on the hunt for profiles and long-form writing that sheds light on literary and artistic praxis around the world.

We print all poems in their original languages alongside their translations. We pay you for your work.