Winner of the 2015 London Book Fair's International Literary Translation Initiative Award, Asymptote is the premier site for world literature in translation.

Multilingual work appeared in the July 2015 and July 2016 issues; Ellen Jones describes editing multilingual writing in her blog and David Shook describes here his experience of translating the multilingual poetry of Jorge Canese.

Its guides for educators aim to equip university and high-school educators with the tools they need to bring literature from all over the globe into the classroom. For every new issue of Asymptote there is an educator's guide for those wanting to teach pieces from that issue. Each guide offers a thematic breakdown of that issue's content, relevant information about the context of various pieces and possible discussion questions and exercises.