The writer chosen for the Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden 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 by January 21 of each year (translations are admissible). We are more than open to genre writing (YA, sci-fi, romance, thriller, crime, &c.).
The Sweden Residency is located in Stockholm, and the writer resides, for 3 - 4 weeks at a time most convenient for them in a furnished cottage. Stockholm encompasses 14 islands of the vast Stockholm archipelago on the Baltic Sea. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of medieval Gamla Stan, the old town, are home to a 13th-century cathedral, the royal palace of Kungliga Slottet and its underground armory, cafes and restaurants. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between islands, beneath more than 50 bridges. There are fifteen official UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden comprising thirteen cultural sites, one natural site and one mixed site.
All of the below should be included in ONE WORD or PDF document
* 20 pages of fiction, CNF (double spaced), or playwriting. 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.