Ulysses’ Shelter 3 : open call for poets, prose writers, translators and screenwriters

Posted by Nici on 17 May 2023


Today eight countries, including Wales, are launching an open call for writers to apply to take part in the Ulysses’ Shelter residency exchange programme. For the first time, we are inviting emerging Welsh screenwriters as well as prose writers, poets and translators to apply for a residency in Europe during the 2023-2024 programme. The selected candidates will receive a financial award and all travel, accommodation and a daily subsistence allowance will be covered.  The residencies are for periods of at least two weeks at a choice of seven locations during the following periods.

  • Mljet, Croatia: November 2023 – March 2024 (dates will be specified based on availability)
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia: June 2024 and end of August to the first half of September 2024
  • Larissa, Greece: August-September 2024
  • Belgrade, Serbia: February-March 2024
  • Valletta, Malta: during Spring months in 2024
  • Prague, Czech Republic: November 2023
  • Mallorca, Spain:  October 2023 (screenwriters only – separate call)

You can read about the activities of the previous programme on our project page and see a selection of resident writers experiences of the programme from 2020-2022 on the Ulysses Shelter blog

For full details on how to apply, please download the full calls in English or Welsh





Applications must be sent to info@lit-across-frontiers.org ,  post@waleslitexchange.org and nici@lit-across-frontiers.org by midnight on June 18, 2023 and the successful applicants will be announced in late July / early August.

For any further questions about the open call, you can contact us at the above addresses with subject line ‘Ulysses’ Shelter enquiry’.

Photo: Esyllt Angharad Lewis in Valetta, Malta, May 2023