The M Literary Residency 2018-2019


Applications for the 2018 Residency open on October 16, 2017 and will close on January 1, 2018. The winner will be announced at the 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival on March 15, 2018 (Festival dates are March 15-28, 2018).

The M Residency allows writers with an interest in China to deepen their understanding of this vital and fascinating place. Established in 2009 and fully funded by the M Restaurant Group, the residency has its roots in M’s Shanghai and Beijing Literary Festivals, and aims to foster artistic, cultural and intellectual links between individuals and communities.

The M Literary Residency Programme is fully funded by the M Restaurant Group. The intent of the Residency is to provide space and time primarily for writing and location-specific research. It is not to be used as a base for travel for research or leisure. For residency guidelines and application details, please click here