Submissions open from 2024-08-18 22:00:00 to 2024-09-01 22:00:00
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An online short story translation marathon focused on creativity, discovery and collaboration

Who can enter? Anyone with online access, of any age, from anywhere. We recommend working in teams.

Where can I find help and team mates? 👉Ask on our forum!👈

What do we translate? A humorous crime short story from a well-know series. 4200 words, simple HTML format. It will be published on this page on the day of the jam.

What language can I translate into? From English or French into any language you like.

Who wins? LocJAM doesn't have any overall winner, but an internal jury will publish a shortlist of the most popular, commented and intriguing entries, or whose authors provided the most positive contribution to the jam.

Can I do more? Yes! Adventurous participants can take their entry to the next level.

  • Localizing setting and characters to their home country
  • Combining the original story with original elements, like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Redesigning the HTML layout of the book
  • The possiblities are endless!

Can I organize a workshop/talk/meetup? Sure, please read here.


Further rules:

  • You entry to the LocJAM must be your original creation. Anyone found plagiarizing other translations or using copyrighted elements they don't own will be disqualified
  • You entry to the LocJAM must not contain nudity, or hateful language or visuals.
  • Your translations will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Any more doubts? Check our FAQs here