Open Call for Literary Professionals Residence Program 2024

Helsinki Literary Agency joins Lit-Quest Europe Program with Slovenian Goga and Croatian Sandorf.

We are thrilled to announce that 2024 is starting on a high note for our agency: Helsinki Literary Agency is a part of Lit-Quest Europe, a project supported by EU Creative Europe Program. This exciting project aims at building and improving the skills of literary agents and enables encounters between literary professionals, locally and internationally.

As part of the project, we join forces with publishing houses and literary agencies Goga Publishing (Slovenia) and Sandorf (Croatia) in launching an Open Call for the Literary Professionals Residence Program for 2024.

The Literary Professionals Residence Program for 2024 is open to welcome a total of 9 literary professionals, both literary agents and editors, from all eligible countries. The fellows will participate in a residency either in Novo Mesto (Slovenia), Zagreb (Croatia) or here in Helsinki. Each residency will have a duration of 5 days and will be scheduled between June 1st and November 30th, 2024.

The deadline for applications is February 15th 2024, and the link to the application form can be found here. See below the full open call with more information.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic project, and stay tuned!

Open Call for Literary Professionals Residence Program 2024

The Literary Professionals Residence Program is a part of the Lit-Quest Europe project, which is a cooperative initiative involving Publishing House Goga (Slo), Sandorf (Cro), and Helsinki Literary Agency (Fi). The Lit-Quest Europe project receives support from the EU Creative Europe program.

The Literary Professionals Residence Program for 2024 is open to welcome literary agents and editors from all eligible countries within the EACEA program:

EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Non-EU Countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

The program particularly emphasizes literary professionals who possess extensive experience in their field, are accustomed to delivering lectures, and are proficient in the English language. We aim to enable the participation of literary professionals of all ages and genders, with a common criterion: their knowledge will have a meaningful impact on the countries of their residence. For the year 2024, the call for applications is open for 9 literary professionals. Each residency will have a duration of 5 days, scheduled between June 1st and November 30th, 2024.

Number of Residencies:
• Goga Publishing (Slovenia – Novo mesto): 3 residencies
• Sandorf (Croatia – Zagreb): 3 residencies
• Helsinki Literary Agency (Finland – Helsinki): 3 residencies

The fellowship for literary professionals will include:
• A 5-night stay in an apartment
• Travel costs (up to 500 EUR)
• Accommodation costs (up to 150 EUR per night)
• Subsistence costs (50 EUR per person)
• Lecture Fee (300 EUR)
• Selected literary professionals will be required to complete a questionnaire provided by
literary agents who are also part of this project.
• Lectures will be recorded and disseminated on the project page.
• All literary professionals will have the opportunity to meet local literary professionals of the host country and other individuals from the publishing field.

The application should include:
• A concise Curriculum Vitae
• Full contact information (phone number and email address)
• Information about the field of profession
• Photograph (for promotional purposes)
• Consent statement regarding the recording of the lecture
All application materials should be submitted in English. The application deadline is February 15th 2024.

The selection will be conducted by the Board of the Lit-Quest Europe Project.
For additional questions regarding the call, please contact via email:
Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision via email by Thursday, February 22th, 2024.

You can find the application on the following link: