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07 Jan 2023

Ljubljana | UNESCO City of Literature residency programme 2023

Ljubljana UNESCO City of Literature is calling for applications from published fiction writers for their one-month International Literary Residency, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ljubljana, a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015, offers two one-month residencies for writers at the Švicarija/Swisshouse Creative Centre, which is part of the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The residency is aimed at foreign published writers with a relation with any of the other UNESCO Cities of Literature. This means the applicant was or has been living in one of the other cities of literature or is related to a city of literature through work. 

The applicant must have published at least one book of fiction (be it prose, poetry or drama) in their language. Though writers of all genres are currently welcome to apply, a specific focus might be chosen for calls in the following years.

The possible periods are:

  • 1–30 June 2023
  • 17 October – 17 November 2023 

The dates cannot be changed; however a shorter stay is possible. 

Support for the writers

  • Grant and travel expenses of 1,000 EUR
  • Individual accommodation
  • Local public transport, including airport transfer
  • Access to the Internet
  • Targeted activities and networking possibilities
  • Opportunities for public presentation of the residents’ work
  • Meetings with translators, editors, other writers

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 7 January 2023