Literature Ireland

Call for Applications: Writer in Residence in Belgrade, Serbia

The Belgrade Irish Festival, in partnership with Literature Ireland and Krokodil Writers Centre, seeks applications from creative writers for a residential bursary in Belgrade, Serbia.

This is an opportunity for a writer to travel to Serbia and live and work in the exciting cultural capital of Serbia, Belgrade.

The residency will take place between 26 February and 25 March 2024 (four weeks’ duration). The bursary will be awarded to a practising writer from the island of Ireland. 

Travel, living expenses and accommodation will be covered by Literature Ireland. The Belgrade Irish Festival and Krokodil will coordinate the residency locally. The successful candidate will be asked to work on their current writing project, and to immerse themselves in Belgrade’s rich literary and cultural life in the run up to the annual Belgrade Irish Festival. Towards the end of the residency, the successful candidate will participate fully in the festival, including at least one public event focusing on their work.

This residency is suitable for an early to mid-career writer with an established publication record. Eligible genres are literary fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

Applications should include: 

Send applications to

Applications should be submitted to this email address no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 29 January.

Posted to on 19 Jan 2024.