I have been studying Sanskrit for 6 years, and have published short stories in magazines. I recently became interested in Pali and translated some classical English poems to Pali.

But unlike Sanskrit though, there is barely any such Pali literature. It is focused more on Buddhism and its teachings.

Where can I publish my Pali translations if I wish to? If not a journal, are there any forums where I can share them? Or some newsletters?

  • Welcome to Writing.SE! I assume you're looking for journals or forums specifically dedicated to Pali-language literature?
    – F1Krazy
    Oct 14, 2021 at 11:57
  • @F1Krazy Yes, I am looking for something along those lines.
    – user52346
    Oct 14, 2021 at 16:02
  • Since you are doing translations, make sure that what you are translating does not still have a copyright. If you pulled the poems from a book, check copyright info for that book or from that publisher. Good luck! Nov 2, 2021 at 20:54
  • Thanks @F1Krazy. I realized just after I submitted it that it should be a comment. Nov 2, 2021 at 21:00

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  • The Pāli Text Society is a society founded in 1881 to promote the study and publishing of Pāli texts. They maintain the Journal of the Pali Text Society. (Website) (Archives)
  • Shambhala Publications is a small, independent publishing company based in Boulder, Colorado that publishes Buddhist works, including some Pāli cultural works. (Website)
  • The Dhamma Wheel forum, which contains subforums for learning and studying the Pāli language. (Main Website) (Resources Thread)

You could also explore self-publishing options, i.e. through Amazon Books or the Google Play Store, if you wanted to release a self-curated and edited collection of your Pāli poems for the public to read.

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