2017 Application Forms

Applications for the Michael King Writers' Centre residency programme in 2017 have now closed.

The Michael King Writers’ Centre plans to invite applications from New Zealand writers for the 2018 residency programme in the middle of next year. Details will be available on this page. We expect there will be four supported residencies again in 2018, with stipends ranging from $8,000 to $30,000.

The residency programme aims to support New Zealand writers and promote the development of high-quality New Zealand writing. Applicants should be established, experienced, mid-career or emerging authors. A publishing record is required. Projects can be in a wide range of genres, including non-fiction, fiction, drama and poetry. 

Writers selected for the residencies have free accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport, use of the writer’s studio and receive a stipend. There are three eight-week residencies and one six-month residency, offered in partnership with the University of Auckland.

The eight-week residencies are open to emerging or established writers. The six-month residency, offered in partnership with the University of Auckland, is for an established or experienced author who will benefit from the academic environment. Writers must be working on a specific project in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction or non-fiction. Writers from all over New Zealand, including those who live in Auckland, are welcome to apply.

Writers who do not qualify for the supported residency programme are able to apply to be a visiting writer on a paying basis. 


Hallway inside writers' centre