East London is one of the most current, creative and interesting places in Europe. From Shoreditch and Bethnal Green to Hackney, Stratford, Leyton, Peckham and beyond. It means the vibe is very different to West and Central London – younger, fresher and a bit grittier (in a good way).
East London offers best markets in the capital, atmospheric old-school boozers, history, street food, street art and envelope-pushing restaurants. It’s a great place to wander and take in the atmosphere and characters, especially because it’s easy to get from one place to the next – so you can spend your time above ground taking in your surroundings.
The writer chosen for the Baltic Writing Residency in London receives $1,000, and a free stay in a furnished cottage, based on a completed application. Applications are chosen by an anonymous peer-review committee, including a fiction writer, a poet, and a member of Harvard University's English Department. To apply, candidates are required to submit all of the following between April and August of each year: (translations and collaborations are admissible)
The London Residency has the writer resides, for 2 - 3 weeks at a time most convenient for them in a furnished flat.
All of the below should be included in ONE WORD or PDF document
* 20 pages of prose. Please do not send books.
* A CV, including a selective publication list (with your own personal contact information: email, postal address, &c.).
* Contact Information for two references.
Do not include any additional material (cover letter, reference letters, books, etc.). Application materials will not be returned.