Nanjing International Writers Virtual Residency 2021


Deadline 15/10/2021


Open call: 21 September till 15 October

Selection: 18 till 22 October

Announcement: 22 October

Virtual residency: November


Virtual experiences

– Virtual tours of literary landmarks in Nanjing;

– A selection of literary activities;

– Interactions with local writers, poets, translators, literary organizations, students, or common Nanjingers according to a resident writer’s choices;


A selected writer is expected to

– Create a literary work in English, which is inspired by the virtual residency

– Be fluent in English, or Chinese;

– Have at least three years of experience in writing, or at least one published work (all genres inclusive) , or have received literary awards.



This programme is open exclusively to writers from UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature. Applicants are supposed to submit their applications together with the following ducuments.

– CV;

– Extracts from his/her published works;

– A reference letter from any literary society or City of Literature office of his/her city.



800 USD



Please send your applications 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.



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