Delfina Foundation

Writer Residency Open Call

Sponsored by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation (BQFP) and Delfina Foundation have partnered to launch a search for emerging Arab writers. 

The 8-week writing residency will provide residents with a platform to incubate their ideas and showcase them to their international peers and the general public. 

“Part of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation’s mission is to identify, support and promote writing talent in Middle East. We are delighted to be teaming up with the Delfina Foundation in order to help emerging writers have the time and space to devote themselves to their creative writing,” remarked Thalia Suzuma, Head of English Publishing.

The deadline for applications is 13th November 2014. Eligible applicants must hold Arab nationality and reside in the Middle East. Poetry, fiction, and non-fiction writings are accepted in either English or Arabic.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and interviewed in December 2014. More information on the application guidelines can be found here.

About Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation (BQF) is owned by Qatar Foundation and managed by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in London. BQF is based in Doha, Qatar, and has four core aims:

 *   Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing: To publish books of excellence and originality to the highest editorial, design and production standards, in Arabic and in English. The list ranges from board books for babies, children's books, fiction and non-fiction for adults, information and reference, and academic monographs.

 *   Knowledge Transfer: To transfer publishing and related skills to Qatar and the Gulf region via training and other initiatives.

 *   Reading and Writing Development: To encourage lifelong literacy in Qatar and the Arab World.

*  Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) focuses on fostering scholarly and research communication. BQFJ publishes a range of peer reviewed, high-quality, open access journals, databases and repositories on the platform which adheres to the highest scholarly publishing standards.