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22 January 2019

Scottish Book Trust: Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2019

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2019

Supported by Creative Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust is delighted to offer professional writers living in Scotland the opportunity to apply for the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2019. There are four fellowships available, allowing writers to enjoy a month-long residency at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing in France during the months of June, July, August or November.

Applications for the 2019 fellowship are currently open.

What do the Fellows receive?

Each writer will receive a month's accommodation in a self-catering studio apartment and a stipend of £1,200. Travel costs to and from France will also be paid for.

The Fellowship gives writers the time to concentrate on and develop their work and spend time with other artists while living and working in a peaceful and inspiring environment.

The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2019 entry criteria. Applicants must:

  • Live in Scotland.
  • Be a practicing writer and meet the eligibility criteria for the Live Literature database.
  • Be able to attend on the dates and times specified.
  • If you are self-published, please get in touch with to apply. Please leave enough time to do this.
  • Students are not eligible for this opportunity.
  • You cannot be in receipt of Creative Scotland funding for the project you plan to work on during the retreat.
  • You do not need to be registered on the Live Literature database to apply, so long as you meet the criteria.

Writers with a substantial track record as a writer outside of Scotland, but now living and working in Scotland, can apply at the discretion of Scottish Book Trust. If you have caring/childcare duties and cost is a barrier to attending the Fellowship, please get in touch with


For further information, please contact (, or visit the Scottish Book Trust website.

How to apply:

Click the Submittable link to fill in our online application form and submit by Wednesday 30 January 2019, midday. We recommend writing and saving your answers in an offline document for your records. Any questions? Please email

Deadline for application is Wednesday 30 January 2019 at midday.