International Writing Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS OPEN

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023

U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires is currently accepting applications from rising literary stars for the International Writing Program (IWP), to take place at the University of Iowa from mid-August to early November 2023 (specific dates to be announced later). The Embassy will accept applications until Friday, February 10, 2023, at ExchangesBA@state.gov; the subject line of the email should specify “International Writing Program.”  Applications must include an updated literary-based CV or resume in English (including contact information for the applicant), and 10 to 15 pages of written work in both the original language and an English literary translation that gives a good sense of the writer’s strengths and style.

The U.S. Embassy will contact only those candidates pre-selected for an interview by late February 2023.

The U.S. Embassy will only consider applications from candidates between the age of 21 and 64 at the time of the program, non-U.S. citizens and residents of Argentina, who can travel to the United States and stay for the full eleven weeks.

Program Details

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs collaborates annually with the University of Iowa to bring together international established and emerging creative writers to the United States to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) in Iowa City, Iowa. IWP is one of the most renowned global forums bringing together rising literary stars, including screenwriters, multi-media platform writers and influential opinion leaders to participate in a 11-week residency program.

Candidates must be fluent in English, comfortable with cross-cultural dynamics and interested in interacting with other artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds.   Candidates should have a significant publication record; at least one published book or screenplay/play, or a record of publishing regularly over the previous two years in traditional or online media. Poets, fiction writers, dramatists, and screenwriters are eligible. Writers whose publications and careers are based on literary translation and creative non-fiction (e.g. journalism, cultural commentary, biography and memories) will be evaluated mainly for their work in one creative genre. Selected participants must attend the full 11-week program in the United States.  No absences, late starts/early departures are permitted. Family members and others are not allowed to accompany the writers during the Fall Residency.  The IWP welcomes nominees with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in the program.

The U.S. Department of State funds all participation expenses for selected candidates, including airfare, lodging, visa fees, per diem and health insurance.

For more information about this program, please visit this link