- Daesan Literary Awards for Young Writers
Daesan Literary Awards for Young Writers
The Daesan Literary Awards for Young Writers seeks to refine and nurture young writers and to aid in their overall educational development; the award aims to discover and train literary talents who will play a leading role in the future of Korean literature. Works of poetry (traditional Korean poetry) and fiction written by middle and high school-aged students across Korea are screened, and the students producing the finest works are invited to a writing camp attended by a number of writers.
A winning work is selected among the invited students. Prize-winning works are published in a widely-distributed anthology while award-winners benefit from grants to support the meeting of young writers and the publishing of a literary magazine in order to nurture and foster literary skills and friendly relations. In 2009, 1,625 people submitted their works.
A committee composed of six prominent writers was entrusted with evaluating the submitted works and the organization of the camp, and a total of 80 candidates were selected. A literary competition was organized during the camp, and 38 award winners were chosen. The award-winning works were published in a collection titled My Mother’s Doctor, Mr. Cheolsu An.