Could you be our next Writer in Residence?

Could you be our next Writer in Residence?

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Gladstone’s Library is now open for submissions for its 2019 Writers in Residence programme, from which a selection of the best contemporary writers will be chosen to reside at the Library to focus on their current projects. 

The winning writers will each receive a month’s residency at the Library during which time they will blog about their stay, run a creative writing workshop and host an ‘Evening With’ event. They will each receive full board and lodging, travel expenses, and an honorarium of £100 per week. 

Now entering its eighth year, the competitive Writers in Residence programme was established by Gladstone’s Library and salonnière and author of Maggie and Me, Damian Barr. The programme provides space and resources for four writers whose work engages with liberal values. Past recipients of the award include Sarah Perry, Amy Liptrot, Melissa Harrison, Stella Duffy, Wendy Cope, Jessie Burton, Peter Moore and Patricia Bracewell. The 2018 Writers in Residence are Polly Atkin (Basic Nest Architecture), Rachel Malik (Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves), Cal Flynn (Thicker Than Water) and Keggie Carew (Dadland).

To enter, all applicants must submit a one-page CV or biography along with a copy of the book they would like the judges to consider, a statement defining ‘liberal values’, a description of the writing that they plan to do whilst at the Library, and their proposal for their evening event and day masterclass. 

Writers at all stages of their career should feel able to apply. Residencies have supported some of the finest writers in the English language, whether they won for their seventeenth book or their first. 

The submission period for the award closes on Monday, 30th April 2018.

For full details plus terms and conditions, please click here.