Nanjing City of Literature open for Virtual Residency applications

28 September 2021 - Opportunity

The theme of this year’s project is Literature and Tourism. Selected writers will enjoy virtual tours of the literary landmarks in Nanjing, and sit in online workshops with local writers, to share views on such topics as literature’s role in a digital era, the relationship between literature and urban life. They will also have one-to-one dialogues with local writers, or whoever they choose to talk to. All expenses related to the residency are to be covered by Nanjing. Each selected resident writer will get a subsidy of about 800 USD.

Applicants should be from fellow cities of literature, among whom 6 resident writers are to be selected by the panel, for a virtual residency in November. Applicants need to submit documents as required in the call which are listed below. Nanjing is to set up a selection panel to have the final decision, to be announced in October 2021.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2021.

When applying, please include:

– CV
– Extracts from your published works
– A reference letter from any literary society or City of Literature office of your city

Send these to prior to 15 October, with CC (copy) to Should you have any queries,  feel free to contact the organisers via the above mentioned email.