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04 Jul 2014

M Literary Residency programme | China and India


The M Literary Residency Programme, 2015-16 is open for applications from writers worldwide (over 21, writing in English) for residencies in Bangalore, India and Shanghai, China in 2015/16.

Deadline extended to July 4th 2014

The M Literary Residency Programme, fully funded by M Restaurants in Shanghai, grew out of the M Literary Festivals, as the organisers heard from writers about what was needed to nurture and produce the best writing in this region.

The Residency was established to disseminate a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today and to foster deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links across individuals and communities.

The intent of the Residency is to provide space and time primarily for writing and location-specific research. It is not to be used as base for travel for research or leisure.

Applicants may apply for ONE of two M Literary Residencies:

  • Bangalore, India: A 10-12 week residency at Sangam House, in a rural setting near Bangalore, South India from late 2015 to early 2016. (Please note: Residency dates are set by Sangam House.)

  • Shanghai, China: 10-12 week residency in Shanghai. The residency must be taken up before March 1st, 2016, and be completed in one continuous period.


The residencies are open to all writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and dramatic prose. There are no nationality restrictions, however, applicants should be over 21 years old at the time of application and be writing in English. Unpublished authors and past applicants are also eligible.

Further information: M Literary Residents talk about their experience