Residency opportunities

Bucheon UNESCO City of Literature

Call for the 2022 edition of Bucheon Residency Program dedicated to writers, translators, and graphic novel artists who are connected to the UNESCO Creative Cities around the world.

Bucheon City of Literature are offering two seven-week stays for writers and artists in October, dates to be confirmed. The stipend, travel costs and accommodation will be covered by the Bucheon City of Literature Office. They are currently seeking a writer in residence who better understands the intrinsic value of cultural exchange, which makes the world a more beautiful, connected place for everyone.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 May.

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Wonju UNESCO City of Literature

Wonju City of Literature is offering an eight-week residency for a writer from a city of literature to stay at Toji Cultural Centre, Thursday 1 September – Sunday 30 October. Travel costs, organic meals and a writing room will all be provided.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 9 June 2022.

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Writer’s residency in Brussels with Passa Porta

The National Centre for Writing is collaborating with Passa Porta and Flanders Literature to offer a writing residency in Brussels in 2023 to an England-based writer. The residency is part of an exchange, with the National Centre for Writing hosting a writer from Flanders in Norwich in 2023.

This residency will offer the writer a quiet place to write. However, there will be the opportunity to take part in public events in Flanders and Brussels, as well as to meet and collaborate with fellow authors and translators. The writer will be offered free accommodation in a self-catering flat at the Passa Porta house of literature.

This opportunity is open to writers based in England.

It is open to writers of novels, short stories or poetry, children’s or young adult literature or literary non-fiction. Authors working on a manuscript as part of academic research do not qualify. The author must have had at least one work published by a literary publisher (not self-published).

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm, Monday 13 June 2022.

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Norwich and Québec virtual residency exchange

Writers from Norwich and Québec UNESCO cities of literature are invited to apply for a virtual residency exchange in autumn 2022. Through this exchange, we aim to develop links and connections between the two cities, explore where literature happens in each place and showcase writing and translation from Québec and Norwich. We ask interested writers to put forward your ideas for a 1,500-word commission or project that in some way connects with one or both cities.

The three-month virtual residency exchange between Norwich and Québec will run from September to November 2022; the two writers selected to be in virtual residence will be offered a series of commissions to be published on the two cities’ websites and invited to take part in an online public event. They will each receive a fee of £1,500.

The opportunity is open to writers writing in English or French, and in any genre, from non-fiction to fiction, poetry to graphic novels.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm, Monday 13 June 2022.

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Literary Residencies: open calls for writers and translators

‘Literary residencies’ is a Facebook group open for all of the writers and translators who are looking for interesting proposals of travels, creative spaces or houses for work and institutions offering such programmes. This group is a place for exchanging information about literary residency open calls and sharing your experiences and views concerning participation in various residency projects.

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