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Korean Literature Review Contest for Overseas Readers



  • Overseas literary organizations, literary festival organizing committees, universities, publishers, bookstores, etc.

Selection Procedure

  • Applicants must select a literary work and a category (① text, ② media content) and submit an application form.
  • Applications are accepted from overseas institutes. Selections are made once a year after careful consideration.
  • Afterwards, LTI Korea will promote excellent review contents through its social media accounts and the website of the Seoul International Writers’ Festival.

Support Details

  • Direct expenses including operation cost and honoraria.


  • The subsidy is set in Korean won (KRW), and the final amount is determined in accordance with the local price index and the feasibility of the project (maximum 6 million KRW).

How to Apply

    • Applications are accepted by email only (exchange@klti.or.kr).
    • Required documents:
        1) Application form
        2) Project proposal & other supporting documents such as promotional materials
      ※ Applications are accepted until 24:00 (KST) on the day of the deadline.
    • Timeline
선정 및 지원 일정
Submission DeadlineEvaluationResults announcedMoU signed and 1st Installment paidReview contestFinal report and winning entries submitted2nd installment paid
April 30MayLate MayLate May ~June ~ OctOct 30November

Selection Criteria

  • Project feasibility, budget share ratio (at least 20% from the hosting organization), promotional plan, ability to carry out the project, preferences given to contests linked to other platforms and/or influences and contests using texts that correspond to the preferences of the target market

2021 Korean Literature Review Contest

  • 13 countries: USA, Japan, UK, France, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Vietnam

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