Girl writing a short story at a workshop.
Girl writing a short story at a workshop.
Friday 06 May 2016
Online Submission

We have an opportunity for a non-UK based writer to spend up to one week as a Writer in Residence at this year’s Small Wonder Short Story Festival, which runs from 28 September – 2 October 2016.

  • The residency would suit a writer at any stage of their career who is interested in responding creatively to and within the Small Wonder environment and making connections with the UK short story sector.
  • The writer’s programme will be fully tailored to the individual, but is expected to include opportunities for meeting with UK writers and literary professionals, hospitality and networking possibilities, as well as space and time to develop the writer’s own work independently.
  • The writer must be able to understand and communicate in English fluently, although the writer need not be writing creatively in English.

About Small Wonder – THE Short Story festival

This will be the 13th year of Small Wonder, which this year takes place from 28 Sept – 2 Oct 2016.  Small Wonder is the foremost dedicated short story festival in the UK. It takes place at Charleston in East Sussex, the former home of the Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell (sister of Virginia Woolf) and Duncan Grant. It’s located very close to the internationally renowned opera centre at Glyndebourne, the town of Lewes and the city of Brighton. Events take place in the grounds, seating around 200, with an independent book shop on site. We programme a variety of types of sessions, most of which include more than one author.  Charleston is a very atmospheric and culturally resonant rural setting in the heart of the South Downs National Park, and Small Wonder attracts a dedicated and vibrant audience.

Find out how you can apply by looking at the instructions manual under the documents section