Sunday 18 April

We are looking for writer to take up our summer residency at Exeter Custom House in July 2021.

We have been privileged to welcome 9 brilliant writers to Exeter Custom House since our pilot programme in 2019, many of whom have done fantastic job in delivering their residencies digitally due the pandemic. We are thrilled that this July our chosen writer will be able to be truly in residence again and responding to our summer theme: Nature.

We’ve already had some fantastic responses to the Quayside and River Exe that flows past the Custom House’s doors, including Louisa Adjoa Parker’s ‘Let the River Sing’ and Natasha Carthew’s ‘River running over‘. We hope to explore the nature that surrounds Exeter Quayside throughout the residency. You can find out more about all of our past and planned writers-in-residence on our website.

Please apply in writing on no more than two sheets of A4, outlining your relevant experience, why you would like to undertake this residency and the impact it would have on your own work and development. Please summarise your availability within the given time period and your ability to meet the requirements of the commission, including your willingness to travel to Exeter. Please also include a writing CV, with full details of your writing and publishing record.

Please email your applications to:

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 18th April

Candidates selected for interview will be notified on or before Thursday 22nd April

Interviews will take place at Exeter Custom House on Thursday 29th April