Open Call – Ukraine – Writers in Residence Programme: Reading Balkans 2018

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Open Call

Literary Residence Program

Reading Balkans Residency – Ukraine 2018

The Literary Residence Program ‘Reading Balkans 2018’ is open to welcome fiction writers, poets, essayists and playwrights from Ukraine.

The Literary Residency is prearranged by Reading Balkans project in cooperation with the Publishing House Goga (SI), Goten Publishing (MKD), Udruženje Krokodil (SRB. Reading Balkans project is co-funded by Creative Europe programme of European Union.

We are in particular paying attention in writers who are innovative, who in their works deal with contemporary themes and topics.

We will enable the participation of writers of all ages and sexes with a common criterion: that their works reflect topics of reconciliation, the role of culture in (post)conflict societies, and the importance of dialogue to fight nationalism and intolerance.

For the year 2018, the call for applications is launched for 3 authors. Each residency duration will be 4 weeks. All residencies will be arranged between September 2018 and February 2019.

Number of residencies

(Name of the Host, Country (Town), Number of residencies)

  • Publishing House Goga, Slovenia (Novo mesto), 1
  • Krokodil, Serbia (Beograd), 1
  • Goten Publishing, Macedonia (Skopje), 1

The fellowship for the writers will include:

  • A 4-week stay in an apartment
  • travel costs (up to 500 eur)
  • A grant in the amount of 1000 euro gross,
  • A literary event with the author in the city where the residency will be held.

The application consists of:

  • a bio-bibliography – a short Curriculum vitae and art life, including the list of the works published,
  • a recommendation of the publisher or of Writers or Translators Association
  • a synopsis of the project to be undertaken during four week staying in residency (max. half page);
  • the full address (phone number and e-mail address – max. 2 lines)
  • Photography that we can use for promotion of the author (web page, catalogues, …)

The application material should be sent in English – max. half page);The deadline for the applications is 01.04. 2018.The fellowships will be awarded by the Board of Reading Balcans ProjectThe applicants will be informed about the decision of the jury via e-mail,by 30.4.2018

Important hyperlinks: 

Open call details (PDF)

Online application form

Creative Europe



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