Absinthe: World Literature in Translation publishes foreign literature in English translation, with a particular focus on previously untranslated contemporary fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction by living authors. The magazine is owned and operated by the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan and edited by graduate students in the Department, as well as by occasional guest editors.

Canon Translation Journal is an online literary magazine dedicated to promoting and publishing undergraduate and graduate translation. While based within the Comparative Literature department, Canon hopes to draw students from all areas of the university with the goal of bringing together a vibrant community of students, interested in both the theory and practice of translation.