For writers

We’ve collected together some resources for writers who want to extend the reach of their work whether that be through translation, residencies abroad or opportunities to travel.

If you’re looking for general resources for writers you might like to try other resources such as the Writers & Artists Yearbook website which contains a wealth of information on for writers wishing to get published in the UK including lists of publishers, agents, course etc. Other UK-based resources include those provided by Writers Centre Norwich, the Arvon Foundation, the Poetry Foundation and NAWE – the National Association of Writers in Education. A comprehensive list of writers resources is also available at: http://oedb.org/library/features/150-writing-resources/

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Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries. Creative Scotland’s International programme has been designed to develop the skills and expertise of the sector, building knowledge, capacity and networks for the future. We welcome applications from those who are new to international working as well as those with a more established approach. Companies and individuals in receipt of funding are expected to share the outcomes of their work with others.

www.creativescotland.com 

Etxepare Basque Institute (Basque Government)

The Etxepare Basque Institute’s mission is to promote Basque language and culture around the world, including the promotion and support of translations of Basque literature into other languages and collaborations with organisations dedicated to the diffusion of Basque culture.

The EBI issues grants for the promotion of Basque literature, translation of works and travel for writers. Visit http://www.etxepareinstitutua.net for more information.

www.etxepareinstitutua.net

Jan Michalski Foundation: Residencies for writers

Residencies are available for all types of writers engaged in literary creation. While the Foundation gives priority to writers and translators, it is also open to other disciplines.

The Foundation is located in an inspirational setting at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. It will be open to writers as of March 2017 for periods of two weeks, one month, three months or six consecutive months. The Foundation will cover residents’ travel costs and will grant a monthly stipend of CHF 1200. Residents will be able to participate in cultural activities organized by the Foundation.

The application form and further information are available on the Foundation’s website.

The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature was created in 2004 in Montricher at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. Vera Michalski-Hoffmann opened the foundation in her husband’s memory to perpetuate their common commitment to those who devote themselves to the written word. The mission of the Jan Michalski Foundation is to foster literary creation and encourage the practice of reading through a range of initiatives and activities.

Jan Michalski Foundation

The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is attributed each year by the Jan Michalski Foundation (based in Switzerland) to a work of world literature. An original feature of the prize is its multicultural nature. It is open to authors from the world over and is intended to contribute to their international recognition. The prize will be awarded for works of fiction or non fiction, irrespective of the language in which they are written. The winner will receive an amount of CHF 50,000, offering the possibility of greater dedication to his or her art. The authors of short-listed works will be invited for a three-month period of residence at the Maison de l’Ecriture.

The Foundation also promotes and supports literary projects, particularly through the granting of financial support. Find out more at: http://www.fondation-janmichalski.com/en/bourses/.

www.fondation-janmichalski.com/en/prix-jan-michalski/

Swedish Arts Council

The Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet) is responsible for the allocation of state cultural funding in Sweden.

It runs a support scheme for publishers wishing to publish Swedish literature in translation. It also publishes the magazine New Swedish Books which provides details in English of some of the most interesting recent titles published in Sweden.

The Swedish Arts Council can provide limited funding for international cultural exchange initiatives. Grants are awarded for travel expenses, or, for example, when international artists make guest appearances in Sweden, for hotel and travel expenses within Sweden. Visit the council’s website to find out more.

The council also administers the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children’s literature.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Scholarships

UK citizens can apply to this travelling scholarship for projects that involve travelling overseas for 4-8 weeks. The idea must involve learning from others and allow the applicant to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in UK. It must also improve the effectiveness in their career or field of interest. Find out more at: http://www.wcmt.org.uk

FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards

FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations. Includes an award for writers in Africa and the Middle East for works of fiction published in English:  https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/112396

2 Seas Agency

2 Seas works with publishers, authors and co-agents throughout the world to help them find the right foreign publishers for their titles. They seek quality fiction or non-fiction books that have already been published in their original languages. In addition to representing foreign rights, 2 Seas also runs other services and provides informative resources related to the international publishing community. Visit: http://2seasagency.com

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