Literary Residency in Skopje: “Absolute Modern”

Deadline: 15 February, 2015
Open to: writers and translators from  Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Romania
Residency: accommodation, travel costs, contribution to costs of living (EUR 800 per month)


Goten Publishing House in cooperation with the TRADUKI network invite writers and translators from Southeast Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Romania) to apply for writers-in-residence program “Absolute Modern”, in Skopje, Macedonia.

The overall aim of the residency is to enable the contemporary Southeast European authors and translators to get more acquainted with literary, cultural, and social life in Macedonia, and particularly in Skopje, while at the same time the local audience gets to know the prominent regional literary scene. While in Skopje, the visiting writer/translator uses the time of scholarship to work on their current project.

Three residential scholarships, each in the duration of 4 weeks, are available in the spring semester of the year 2015:

  • 01.04.2015;
  • 01.05.2015;
  • 01.06.2015;

and in the autumn 2015:

  • 01.09.2015;
  • 01.10.2015;
  • 01.11.2015.


Applicants eligible for this fellowship are fiction writers, poets, essayists, columnists, translators and playwrights. The residency is looking forward to writers who are innovative, experimental, who cope with contemporary themes in their works, or translators working on such translations.


  • Accommodation in the city center;
  • Travel costs covered by the organizer;
  • Contribution to cost of living (€800 per month);
  • A Wi-Fi internet connection;
  • A cell‐phone with Macedonian number  for the duration of the stay.

How to Apply?

The application must contain:

  1. CV (in Serbo-Croatian, English or German);
  2. Contact information (full address, phone and e-mail);
  3. A list of published works;
  4. Motivation for staying in Skopje and a short description of the work plan.

Applications should be sent at:
Goten Publishing,
Prolet 25,
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
or by e-mail at:

Contact person for questions, clarifications (not for sending the application to):

The deadline for applications is February 15th 2015.The fellowships will be awarded by an international expert jury, consisting of individuals with expertise and experience in literature. The applicants will be informed about the decision of the jury via e-mail latest by March 10th 2015.

For more information please see the official webpage.

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