News archive - Call for Applications: Central European Initiative Writers in Residence Fellowship

Call for Applications for the CEI FELLOWSHIP FOR WRITERS IN RESIDENCE for the year 2014 awarded by the CENTRAL EUROPEAN INITIATIVE in co-operation with the SLOVENE WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION within the Vilenica International Literary Festival

The CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence is an award aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from Central European countries not yet part of the European Union. The fellowship is endowed with a cash award of EUR 5,000 for a three-month stay in any of the Central European Initiative Member States, selected by the candidate. The fellowship winner will be guest of the 29th Vilenica International Literary Festival which will take place from 3 to 7 September 2014 at various locations in Slovenia. The fellowship winner will be officially announced at the press conference at the end of August, and fellowship will be awarded to him or her at the opening ceremony of the festival. The candidate is eligible for the fellowship from 3 September 2014 until 3 September 2015. Within 60 days after completion of the residency, the candidate must submit a written report.

Conditions of entry

Applicants eligible for the fellowship are writers from all genres under 35 (born after 1979) from CEI Member States, which are not part of the European Union (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine).

Application guidelines

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014. Applications must be received in a sealed envelope by regular mail. The committee will consider entries postmarked on or before 30 April 2014.

Slovene Writers’ Association

(Writer in Residence)

Tomšičeva 12

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Slovenia

The application must include the following obligatory enclosures:

1.  A filled in registration form (find attached).

2.  A biography of the applicant in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces).

3.  Copy of a valid ID or passport with the visible date and place of birth, and the citizenship of the applicant.

4.  A bibliography of the applicant in English (max. 3600 characters without spaces).

5.  A description in English of the project to be undertaken during the three-month residence
(2000 – 4500 characters without spaces). The project must be a literary work (all genres and themes), not a research project.

6.    One original signed letter of recommendation in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces, letters without the original signature will not be considered).

Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Application procedure

1.  The application form will be distributed through all major writers’ organizations in the candidate states, on the web-page of the CEI, the SWA and the Vilenica festival,
namely: www.ceinet.org, www.drustvopisateljev.si and www.vilenica.si.

2. The international committee including members from Slovenia, Italy and Austria will consider entries postmarked on or before 30 April 2014.

3. Entries will be evaluated according to the following criterion: 30% (3 points) for the bibliography, 50%         (5 points) for the project description and 20% (2 points) for the letter of recommendation.

4.  All the candidates will be notified of the decision of the committee by 15 July 2014.

5.  The fellowship winner will be officially announced at the press conference at the end of August, and fellowship will be awarded to him or her at the opening ceremony of the festival on 3 September 2014 in Sežana, Slovenia.

6.  60 days after completion of the residency, the candidate must submit a written report in English (7200 – 9000 characters without spaces) by regular or e-mail to the Slovene Writers’ Association.

Information

Questions may be sent via e-mail or by fax no later than 14 days before the deadline to:

Slovene Writers’ Association
Društvo slovenskih pisateljev
Ms Nana Vogrin
Tomšičeva 12
SI-1000 Ljubljana
e-mail: nana.vogrin@vilenica.si
Fax: 00386 1 42 16 430
Tel: 00386 1 25 14 144


Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday: 10.00 to 13.00

Country
Slovenia
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Danube Region
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • SEE
  • Serbia
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Philipp Brugner on February 13, 2014
Modified on February 13, 2014