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New Japanese Horizons | Modern Japanese Poetry

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A Literature-in-Translation Series

This series aims to expand current knowledge of Japan's rich literary tradition in the English-speaking world by giving visibility to a wide range of historical experience and forms of expression. With this goal in mind, New Japanese Horizons seeks to provide quality translations of literary works from the classical period to contemporary that are both of interest to a general audience and informative in an academic context. NJH welcomes submissions of translations of literature. Please send submission and queries to, put New Japanese Horizons translations in the subject line. NJH series accepts completed translated manuscripts only. To avoid delays in publication, please be prepared to show approval for translation and publication obtained from author and publisher of the original text with your submitted manuscript. For submission guidelines, please visit

Series Editors

  • Michiko Wilson, University of Virgina
  • Gustav Heldt, University of Virginia
  • Doug Merwin, Merwin Asia


The list:

  • Forthcoming! Megumu Sagisawa's The Running Boy translated with an Introduction by Tyran Grillo (2020)
  • Takako Takahashi's The Wasteland translated with an Introduction by Britten Dean (2019) 
  • Pioneers of Modern Japanese Poetry translated with an Introduction by Takako Lento (2019) Winner of 2019 Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize
  • Red Ghost, White Ghost: Stories and Essays by Kita Morio translated by Masako Inamoto (2018)
  • Indian Summer by Kanai Mieko translated by Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley (2012)
  • Single Sickness and Other Stories by Masuda Mizuko translated by Lynne Kutsukake (2011)
  • Shuntaro Tanikawa: The Art of Being Alone, Poems 1952-2009 translated by Takako U. Lento (2011)
  • Minako Oba: Of Birds Crying translated by Michiko Wilson and Michael Wilson (2011)



CEAS invites authors to submit works on and translations of modern Japanese poetry.

Plesae send a cover letter, cv, and an abstract to Please send completed manuscript upon request. Our mailbox receives up to 20 MB-sized files. If your file exceeds this limit, please adjust or let us know by contacting If after reviewing the work, we find that it is suitable for our series, the manuscript will be sent for peer review. Due to the volume of submissions received and the time necessary to search for a suitable reviewer, we ask for your patience with the review process. For submission guidelines, please visit