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.