City writer of Wels 2022

Entry deadline: 11 March 2022

For the eighth time, the city of Wels is looking for a city writer. The three-month scholarship from 1st June – 31st August 2022 is open to writers of any age.

As part of this scholarship an accommodation in Wels is provided. The amount of the scholarship is € 1,100.00 per month.

The aim of the scholarship is to promote writers who

- have a strong contemporary relevance in their work,

- show artistic independence,

- and are willing to enter into an exchange with the people of Wels.

Authors who have already held the position of city writer of Wels are excluded from the application.


- Basic knowledge of the German language

- At least one independent literary publication (not self-published) or five publications in journals or anthologies

- Willingness to engage in a dialogue in Wels

- Willingness to participate in readings, school visits, discussions

- Announcement of a concrete project idea to be worked on during the stay

Documents for submission (electronic):

- Curriculum vitae

- Details of literary career

- 2 publication samples (max. 10 pages per text sample, plus translations if not published in German)

- Outline of the project proposal for the stay (max. 2 pages)


The selection will be made by a three-member jury in April 2022.

Deadline: Friday, 11th March 2022

Please send your submissions only electronically to