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31 Mar 2024

Kyoto Writers Residency 2024

Kyoto Writers Residency is now accepting applications for the 2024 residency from 28 September to 27 October. 

Kyoto Writers Residency is dedicated to providing a place for writers and translators around the world to focus on their writing. The residency works in collaboration with universities in Kyoto as well as other public and private organisations.


  • Fiction writers and/or poets of any language(s) with at least one full-length book publication are eligible. (Nonfiction only writers are NOT eligible.)
  • The applicants must be able to participate in the residency and its official events in full.
  • Applicants are encouraged to provide proposals for outreach events other than the two official events.

What is provided?

The residency will offer a full fellowship for one author in the Japanese language and a few author(s) in non-Japanese language(s). (French Belgium authors must apply through Wallonia-Brussels International.) 

The fellowship will include the following:

  • A round-trip ticket from the home airport to Kansai International Airport
  • A fully equipped room in the city of Kyoto
  • Access to a workspace
  • A per diem of 5,000 JPY per day

Kyoto Writers Residency application guidelines

Deadline: 31 March 2024