The 16th LTI Korea Award for Aspiring Translators Competition

Purpose​

The LTI Korea Award for Aspiring Translators has been held every year since 2002 to invigorate the field of Korean literature translation by searching out the best new translators who will bring Korean literature to overseas readers in the future.

Detail​s

The contest is open to translations into English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese of a set text. Translations are screened and evaluated and winners are selected.

Anyone who has not received official translation funding or had any translation of Korean literature published in the target language is eligible. Submission of co-translated entries is not permitted.

For each language, after a preliminary screening process, entries are judged and prizewinners selected. For translations into English 2 winners are selected and for all other languages one winner is chosen to receive the prize money and a plaque.

The 16th LTI Korea Award for Aspiring Translators Competition Information​

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

Eligibility : Applicants who have not previously published a translated book of Korean literature in the target language or received a translation grant
(Applicants who have only published their translations as part of LTI Korea’s Translation Academy and Translation Atelier are eligible.)
 
Works to be translated
Common for all languages. Pick one of the following two short stories:
1. 「삼인행」 by 권여선
2. 「사물과의 작별」 by 조해진
(『2016 제61회 현대문학상 수상소설집(현대문학 2015)』)
 
Awards :
– One winner will be announced in each language category except for English, which will have two winners.
– The winning entry in each language category will be awarded KRW 5,000,000.
※ Winners might not be declared at the discretion of the judges if there are no deserving entries.
※ Award winners who are resident overseas will be given round-trip air tickets to attend the award ceremony.
 
Submission Guidelines
Application Period : March 20, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Applications should arrive by no later than 6 p.m. on April 30, 2017.
The results will be declared in October 2017 through the LTI Korea website.
 
Application Documents :
– Contest application form
– Completed translation manuscript
Personal information (i.e. applicant’s name, school, address, etc.) should NOT appear anywhere on the submitted manuscript.
 
How to Apply:
– E-mail: newtranslators@klti.or.kr (PDF files)
– Post: LTI Korea, 112 Gil-32, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06083, Republic of Korea
 
Applications submitted by mail should contain three copies of the translation manuscript

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