Call for Applications: Writer-in-Residence at Wasafiri

Wasafiri, the UK’s leading magazine of international contemporary writing, invites proposals from writers in all genres (including poets, playwrights, fiction writers, memoirists and essayists) in application for our 2021/2022 Writer-in-Residence.

Launched in 1984 to create a vibrant publication space for authors from Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia, and their diasporas, Wasafiri has spread its reach over the last 36 years to encompass the works of writers worldwide.

Since 2018, they have appointed a Writer-in-Residence to support their efforts to discover, support, and promote the best new writing in all genres. For the 2021/2022 residency they are excited to introduce open applications for this role. Our previous Writers-in-Residence include Bidisha, Nick Makoha, and Jennifer Wong.

The aims of the residency are to widen Wasafiri’s reach across the UK, taking the organisation and its work beyond London to cultivate new talents and provoke conversations. During the period of the residency, the Writer-in-Residence will be expected to lead three workshops, develop new work, write one piece for Wasafiri in print or online, and support the promotion of Wasafiri.

Please note one of the workshops delivered by the Writer-in-Residence will be in collaboration with Durham Book Festival in October 2021.

Wasafiri particularly invites applications from writers based in the Midlands, North and Southwest England, which are currently under-represented in our organisation, and from applicants who identify as disabled, LGBTQ, Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority.



midnight on 31st July 2021.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 16th August 2021.


Published on:
14 Jul 2021
Opportunity deadline:
31 Jul 2021


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