Our offer

Prisenda Writers Residency is open to both local and international creative writers and offers a 2-week FREE stay at the residency. An applicant will be selected for each opening and given a weekly stipend for the duration of stay. Interested applicants are expected to apply two (2) months before their proposed stay and are expected to bear their travelling cost to and from the Residency.

While at the Residency, the resident will be provided with opportunity of visiting some inspiring and historic places in the city and also meet with other writers.


Who can apply?

The Residency is open to all creative writers —local and international— with literary interests in fiction, poetry, short stories and screen play/writing.

Application Fee

We accept a non-refundable application fee of $15 to cover some administrative cost.

Documents Required

All required documents should be submitted in English Language.

  • Online application form.
  • Writer’s biography (Maximum: 50 words).
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Extract from developing or published work. (Maximum: 300 words).
  • Two recommendation letters (literary work, academic).



Eligibility Criteria

  • Emerging or established creative writer.
  • Completed online application form.
  • Payment of the non-refundable application fee.
  • You are required to submit your writing sample. The quality of your writing sample will be strictly considered in the selection process.
  • Willingness to participate in meetings / interviews (such as literary workshop, school visitations / talks).

Application Process

Applicant is expected to download and complete the online application form and send it to  at least two (2) months before expected stay. Your application will be reviewed by our selection committee and you will be contacted when a decision is made.