Daesan Creative Writing Funds


Grants from the Daesan Creative Writing Fund are designed to help develop the wide range of creative writing genres and to strengthen Korean literature by discovering and fostering talented new writers.
Grants are given to writers who have been active for less than ten years in each of the five categories of poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and children’s literature; their works are collected, the beneficiaries chosen. In 2008, 339 works were proposed and several prominent writers evaluated each category.
As a result, a total of nine writers including the author of the full-length novel, Cat Hotel, received awards in the five categories, representing a total of 90 million KRW, each winner being awarded 10 million KRW along with all the rights to the respective works including copyright.

The winning authors are obligated to publish the award-winning work within the year. Certificates of support for the award-winning works were presented in a ceremony in the auditorium on the 10th floor of the Kyobo Building on August 27 (Thursday). In 2009, seven books that had received funding including two books of poetry, two fiction novels, one drama and two children’s books were published.