Open Call

Early Career Writers of Fiction Residency - Fall 2024

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


Any new writer of fiction interested in mentorship, public reading opportunities, and feedback from faculty and fellow participants will benefit from this program. The program is open to writers with no publications, a few publications, or even a first book. Writers of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions are encouraged to apply.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 30, 2024 - October 12, 2024


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$1,092.00 program fee (one-time)


Desk Space, Library


Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs






Program Description

This 12-day residency supports new writers of fiction at varying levels of accomplishment, from not-yet-published to those with one published book. In this self-directed, workshop-based residency, authors will work closely with our faculty Kim Fu, Kazim Ali, and our professional guest Norm Nehmetallah to expand your practice and focus on improving writing skills. This energizing, transformative experience is designed to help you take your writing to a new level and is a perfect entry point into Banff Centre’s full suite of Literary Arts programs, offering new writers the opportunity to work on a portion of a manuscript in a workshop setting directly with faculty. The program will help you build your critical vocabulary, making you better critics of your own and others’ work. You will also learn more about the craft of writing, and about the conventions and possibilities for innovation in fiction. This flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support.

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