Spring Residency Opportunity

Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre is inviting published writers to apply for our Spring Residency Programme in 2019.

This opportunity was established in 2018 by Moniack Mhor to offer time and space for the development of work and an opportunity to experiment with new ideas in a supportive environment.

The March Residency Programme offers the following –

  • Week-long residencies with an overall stay of up to a fortnight
    – Monday March 11th – Sunday March 17th
    – Monday March 18th – Sunday March 24th
    – Monday March 11th – Sunday March 24th
  • Support with travel costs
  • A single room
  • All subsistence whilst at the centre
  • Potential  to engage with the local community through events or workshops and other potential collaborations

During the month of March, the following residencies will be running concurrently –

  • Moniack Mhor International Residency
  • Jessie Kesson Fellowship


Open to mid-career/established writers living in the UK and working in any genre (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Comic Book, Plays, Poetry, Screenwriting). Open to writers working in Gaelic. To be eligible, applicants must have published at least one major work e.g. one novel, one short story collection, one poetry pamphlet or had one professional production of their work staged.

Please apply by sending:

  • An A4 covering letter that outlines your intentions for the residency (why you want to come, what you are currently working on and what you wish to achieve during your stay). The letter should briefly state your literary achievements to date (including other residencies undertaken). Please also include which dates you’d like to attend for (one or two weeks).
  • If Moniack Mhor has not worked with you in the past, please send a  sample of your work or a link to where we can access it.

Applications are on a rolling basis.

Applications will be considered at the end of each month and awarded by the 10th of the following month and we therefore encourage you to apply early. Applications will  close when residency places are full.

Applications should be sent by email to: residencies@moniackmhor.org.uk (subject line Spring Residency Application). The centre may request a short interview by skype.

For any enquiries please contact Rachel Humphries, Centre Director – rachel@moniackmhor.org.ukor Eilidh Smith, Programme Manager – eilidh@moniackmhor.org.uk

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