Publication Grants


We provide publication grants for overseas publishers who have acquired the copyrights of Korean works designated as beneficiaries for sample translation, as well as aimed to publish the works in their local market.  In addition, we offer translation grants to translators who submit the final manuscript; sample translation grants will be deducted from the total amount of translation grants.

Applicant Eligibility

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Applicant Eligibility

Overseas publishers that have acquired rights for works that have previously received LTI Korea’s translation grant and are planning to publish themBook Proposals

Grant Details

Translation and publication subsidies

Grant Regulations

  • By language
언어군언어Translation GrantPublication Grant
AEnglish, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Nordic languages100%4 million KRW
CAll other languages60% of Group A3 million KRW

  • By genre
GenreTranslation Grant
Fiction,  Drama, Humanities8 million ~ 14 million KRW
Poetry10 million ~ 12 million KRW
Children’s & YA Literature5 million ~ 10 million KRW

※ The amount is commensurate with the length of the book (Group A=100%).

※ However, if the original title is significantly long or short, the amount may be adjusted accordingly.

※ Funding for a series that contains two or more books is limited to one time. No additional funding will be provided.

Application Process


Application Deadline

Applications are accepted all year round.


Required Documents

1. Grant Application Form Download
※ In a case you have a separate marketing plan, please fill out and submit the application for promotion and marketing support for overseas publishers. Link
2. Translator Information Form Download
3. Publication contract between the publisher and the Korean copyright holder
4. Translation contract between the publisher and the translator
※ Please review the application materials – including the Grant Application Form and the Translator Information Form – before applying.
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How to Apply

  • Please email the application to the person in charge.

※ The overseas publisher must sign publication and translation contracts with the copyright holder and the translator respectively, prior to applying for LTI Korea’s translation and publication grant.

Post-selection Procedure

  • LTI Korea and the selected overseas publisher sign a Memorandum of Agreement.
  • Once the publisher submits the final publication manuscript and proof of publication to LTI Korea, the translator receives the translation grant in full.
  • Once the publisher submits complimentary copies to LTI Korea, the publication grant is paid in full as per the MOU.
    ※ Unless under special circumstances, the publication/translation grant will be paid in one installment.


  • Application documents will not be returned.
  • The selected overseas publisher must specify LTI Korea’s support on the book’s copyright page.
  • The selected overseas publisher must cooperate with LTI Korea in post-publication procedures, which include reporting annual book sales.

in Charge

  • Hyunjin Lee Translation & Publication Team


    Tel. 02-6919-7731