Residency Programme Applications

Michael King Writers Centre

APPLICATION – Writers Residencies 2019

The Michael King Writers’ Centre will offer fourteen supported residencies in 2019 with financial support from Creative New Zealand and the University of Auckland.  Recipients will received a stipend, accommodation and the use of a separate writers studio at the centre. Applicants must be a NZ citizen or have NZ Permanent Residence.

There are two schedules– emerging and established writers.                                                Applications close on Monday 3rd September, 2018.

Criteria for an emerging writer: someone with one published book, or with some publication history in creative writing – in journals, magazines or anthologies.  Members of the NZSA, Te Ha or other writers’ groups are encouraged to apply.

Criteria for an established writer: someone who is mid-career or a senior writer who has published at least two books.

All applicants must read and understand the Application Criteria (PDF below). We encourage you to print or download this PDF so you can refer to it easily through the application process.

Click here to download Application Criteria, Terms & Conditions

Click here to download Residency Recipient Conditions.

Before starting the application (below)  please ensure you have all supporting documentation:

  • A writing CV and publishing record.
  • Project outline (double-spaced, 12-point type) with a maximum of 500 words, indicating what you hope to achieve in your time at the Centre.
  • A relevant sample of your creative work: four poems, or up to 2000 words of prose. Prose should be double-spaced and in 12-point type.

Writer in Residency bedroom

Writer in Residence private writing studio