Writer of the City of Wels 2021

Entry deadline: 2 April 2021

Calling all writers! For the seventh time, the city of Wels is looking for a city writer.
The three-month scholarship is open to writers of any age. As part of this scholarship, accommodation in Wels is provided. The amount of the scholarship is € 1100 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.


  • 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

Authors who have already held the position of Writer of the City of Wels are excluded from the application.

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