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Call for applications: Literary Residency “Absolute Modern”, Skopje 2014

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Goten Publishing House in cooperation with the TRADUKI network invite writers and translators from Southeast Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosna and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Romania) to apply for writers-in-residence program «Absolute Modern», in Skopje, Macedonia.

Three residential scholarships, each in the duration of 4 weeks, are available in the spring semester of the year 2014:

01.04.2014
01.05.2014
01.06.2014

and in the autumn 2014:

01.09.2014
01.10.2014
01.11.2014

Applicants eligible for this fellowship are fiction writers, poets, essayists, columnists, translators and playwrights. We are interested in writers who are innovative, experimental, who cope with contemporary thematics in their works, or translators working on such translations.

The overall aim of the residency is to enable the contemporary Southeast European authors and translators to get more acquainted with literary, cultural, and social life in Macedonia, and particularly in Skopje, while at the same time the local audience gets to know the prominent regional literary scene. While in Skopje, the visiting writer/translator uses the time of scholarship to work on their current project. Besides that, writers will also have presentations in one of the other prominent towns like Ohrid, Bitola or Tetovo. A presentation in the regional capitals (Pristina, Belgrade or Sofia) may also be included.

What can be expected from the residency?

  • Accommodation in the city center;
  • Travel costs covered by the organizer;
  • Contribution to cost of living expenses of € 600 per month;
  • A Wi-Fi internet connection;
  • A cell-phone with a one-time prepaid credit in the amount of €20 for the duration of the stay.

The application must contain:

Curriculum vitae (in Serbo-Croatian, English or German);
Full address (phone and e-mail);
A description of published works;
A short description of the work plan in Skopje;
A motivation letter;

Applications should be sent at:

Goten Publishing,
Prolet 25,
1000 Skopje,

Macedonia
or by e-mail at:

Contact person: Robert Alagjozovski, Robert.Alagjozovski@gotenpublishing.com

The deadline for applications is March 05th 2014.

The fellowships will be awarded by an international expert jury, consisting of individuals with expertise and experience in literature. The applicants will be informed about the decision of the jury per e-mail by March 10th 2014.

Yours sincerely,
Robert Alagjozovski

Call for application – pdf



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