City of Asylum® Writer Residency Applications


How to apply for a City of Asylum® Exiled Writer Residency


Any writer who, in their country of permanent residence, is threatened or persecuted for expressing their opinions or ideas through literary work is invited to apply for City of Asylum’s Exiled Writer residencies through ICORN (International Cities of Refuge Network). Please note that we do not accept candidates who advocate violence in any form.

Writers interested in an Exiled Writer Residency should apply through ICORN’s application.


City of Asylum is not a refugee organization; we do not have the resources to immediately remove a writer from a threatening situation. We have no authority or influence with government organizations and must abide by the laws and regulations of each country. We cannot guarantee placement in our programs. Therefore it is extremely important that all applicants pursue every option for safety available to them.



How to Apply for a City of Asylum® Visiting International Writer Residency

Download this application form (PDF); fill in, attach required documentation and mail to:

City of Asylum
ATTN: Henry Reese
324 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Applications for Visiting International Writer Residencies are accepted on an ongoing basis.

City of Asylum® Visiting International Writer Residencies Application Form

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