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 (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine). 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. During this period, the selected author will work on the literary project he or she proposed in his/her application.
Applicants eligible for the fellowship are writers from all genres under 35 (born after 1983 – from 1 January 1984 onwards). 

Applications must be received in a sealed envelope by regular mail to the Slovene’s Writers Association no later than 30 April 2018.

The fellowship winner will be a guest at the 33rd Vilenica International Literary Festival which will take place from 5 to 9 September 2018 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 festival.
Since 2006, the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence has been presented by the CEI in cooperation with the Slovene’s Writers Association as part of the Vilenica International Festival.  

  • Call for Applications available HERE.

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