Call for The 18th LTI Korea Translation Award for Aspiring Translators

  • onMarch 28, 2019
  • byLTI Korea


The 18th LTI Korea Translation Award for Aspiring Translators seeks to discover new talent in literary translation who will serve as a bridge between Korean and global literatures.

Target languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese

Set texts: Please choose one from the list below.

구  분      작품명     저자      수록도서   
 고전  「김영철전」

* 박희병,

정길수 옮김

 『전란의 소용돌이 속에서』

(돌베개, 2007)

 근대  「장삼이사」  최명익

 『비 오는 길』

(문학과 지성사, 2004)

 현대  「다른 기억」  김혜진

 『소설 보다: 봄-여름』

(문학과 지성사, 2018)


Eligibility: Applications are welcome from translators of all nationalities who have not yet received an official translation grant or published a translated work of Korean literature in their target language. Co-translations are not accepted.

Applicants whose previous translations only appeared in LTI Korea Translation Academy and/or Translation  Atelier collections are eligible.



- One winner will be selected in each language category.

- Each winner will be awarded 5,000,000 KRW and a plaque.

※ The prize for overseas residents includes a trip to Seoul(round-trip airfare and accommodation) to attend the award ceremony.



- Application(Please download the application form from our website.

- Translation manuscript(in PDF format)

※ You must translate the entire text including the title.

※ Personal information(your name, school, address, etc.) must not appear anywhere on the submitted manuscript.

  • Applications are accepted by email only:
  • Application Period: June 1 ~ July 26(24:00 KST), 2019
  • Announcement of Results: The results will be announced in October 18, 2019 on our website and all winners will be notified individually.
  • Award Ceremony: Mid-December 2019
  • For further enquiries, please contact Lee Yoomi:

    - +82-(0)2-6919-7752