International Literature Online

A list of blogs, portals and online magazines where you can find great literature from around the world.


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2 and 2

2 and 2 is a blog for American publishers of translation, updated monthly. The blog features reviews, news and literary events.

A Different Stripe

A Different Stripe is a blog about the New York Review of Books Classics – lots of photos, videos and some reviews.

Aldus Journal of Translation

Aldus is Brown University’s journal of translation publishing works translated from any language into English, whether prose, poetry, plays, song lyrics, or anything in between, as well as essays on the nature of translation. Aldus accepts submissions from Brown students and faculty, students and faculties of other schools, professional translators, or anyone merely drawn to the art of translation.

An Leabhar Mòr

An Leabhar Mòr is an English language website promoting The Great Book of Gaelic – an anthology which features the work of more than 200 poets, visual artists and calligraphers from Scotland and Ireland to create a major contemporary artwork in the form of a visual anthology. The selected poetry ranges from the 6th Century to the 21st and artworks from the book have toured internationally.

Arablit blog

A blog with regular articles on Arab literature, as well as more static content with an author database, information for teachers and advice for writers.


Asymptote is an international journal dedicated to literary translation and bringing together in one place the best in contemporary writing. Asymptote is interested in encounters between languages and the consequences of these encounters. Published four times a year, Asymptote features poetry, prose, non-fiction and interviews from around the world.

In 2013 Asymptote launched a translation contest – “Close Approximations” which is open for submissions of prose and poetry between June 1st to September the 1st, 2013.


Babelmed is the leading online magazine on Mediterranean cultures. The multilingual website (English, Arabic, French, and Italian) receives about 60,000 visitors per month. Articles by Babelmed are produced by a network of twenty selected correspondents all around the Mediterranean for their knowledge of the cultural and literary landscape of their country and their independence. Babelmed publishes articles on culture and society as well as sensitive issues such as migration and youth.


Bacacay is a blog covering literary festivals, prizes and studies related to Polish literature.

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