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Bucheon UNESCO Creative City of Literature is hosting the 1st Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award with the goal of awarding the prize in Autumn 2021. Bucheon is now seeking nominations of outstanding works for the selection of worthy prizewinner.

  • Name of Award : Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award (BUDILIA)
  • Official Languages : Korean, English
  • Eligibility for Nomination : Full-length novels on the theme of diaspora written by living authors in Korean or English
    • Timeframe
      • Published in the past 10 years (2010.1. ~ 2019.12.) for Korean works, or published in the past 20 years for overseas works(2001. 1. ~ 2019.12.), based on the year of the first publication
      • For translated works, the version in the final language must have been published within the past 10 years(2009.1. ~ 2019.12.)
  • Prize : Total prize money of 60 million KRW to be awarded to one work
    • Award will be presented to one author and one translator
    • Both the author and translator will receive a plaque and prize money (50 million KRW for the author, 10 million KRW for the translator)
  • Eligibility of Nominators : Any individual or group, regardless of nationality
  • Nomination Procedure
    • Deadline : 30 October 2020, 18:00 (Korean Standard Time : GMT + 9)
    • Documents to submit
      • Official letter of nomination : Written in one of the official languages, up to 200 words in Engish describing the work and the reason for nomination
      • Each nominator may only nominate one work, and nominating one’s own is not allowed.
    • How to apply : Nomination can be submitted either by completing the Google Form(https://bit.ly/BUDILIA) or sending a completed nomination letter to bucheon.cityoflit@gmail.com with [Nomination for 2021 BUDILIA] in the subject line.
    • Once submitted, a letter of recommendation cannot be edited.
    • Letters of recommendation will not be returned or released after submission.
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