City Writer of Wels 2024

Entry deadline: 10 June 2024

For the 10th time, the city of Wels is looking for a city writer.

The three-month scholarship is aimed at writers of all ages.

As part of this scholarship, accommodation in Wels will be provided. The amount of the scholarship is € 1.300.00 per month.

The aim of the call for applications is to support writers who
- have a strong contemporary relevance in their work.
- demonstrate artistic independence.
- refer in their work to children and young people and the realities of their lives.
- want to convey the joy of language and the playful use of it to children and young people, e.g. the realisation of a writing workshop for children between the ages of eight and 14.
- partner with an upper school class and work with them on literary projects.

Authors who have already held the position of Wels City Writer are not eligible to apply.

The selection will be made by a three-member jury in June 2024.
Deadline for submissions:
Monday, 10th of June 2024
Please send submissions exclusively electronically to

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