Nos llamamos así_Open Call For Writers_January 2021

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nos llamamos así


Extended deadline: June 15, 2020

A Collective narrative project in collaboration with g_b (writing residency) and Cajon de Sastre (publishing house)


Can Serrat is a live/work space that supports writers and artistic production.  We offer individual support and resources to each resident as need be.

Nos llamamos así open call invites all themes and topics and is the second edition of collective narrative projects in residency (for more details on the first edition, click HERE). The jury will select participants according to the relevance of their work in general and how recent projects connect to Can Serrat’s context and lines of thought. Selected residents will have the time and space to work on their own writing projects while in residence at Can Serrat.  Additionally, and specifically for this open call, we ask selected residents to dedicate part of their time here to contribute to the production of a collective narrative that we will develop together. 

The jury will select 16 proposals to be a part of the January writing residency.  We are pleased to be able to offer at least partial support to every selected applicant and the breakdown will be the following:



The jury will select 16 proposals to be a part of the winter 2021 nos llamamos así.  We are pleased to be able to offer at least partial support to every selected applicant.

The breakdown will be the following:


  • 1 fully funded grant
  • 5 grant at 70% cost
  • 5 grant at 50% cost
  • 5 grant at 30% cost


 Consult conditions here.


Everyone from everywhere. No need to be a writer. No need to be under 35 years old.  If under 18 years old, you must provide a letter from parents or legal guardian. Individuals, duos, and collectives are encouraged to apply.


-FILL IN THE GOOGLE FORM with your details.

-You will also be asked to provide A .PDF file entitled

“Last Name_canserrat_COLLECTIVENARRATIVE_call”

This document needs to include:

  • A writer’s statement (A brief summary of your work, themes, reference and/or process within a contemporary context and some information about your current field of investigation)
  • Recent samples of your work (past 5 years, 3 pages maximum)
  • A voice recording of your written samples (made with a cellphone is sufficient.  We are more interested in hearing you read than the quality of the sound).  Please include a link embedded in the .pdf so we can access the reading.
  • CV and brief biography.

The application can be in Catalan, Spanish, French or English.  We cannot accept other languages at this time.


Application period: May 1-June 15, 2020

Results: August 2020

Dates of the residency will be:

January 7-February 7, 2021


Sophie Blais_Director of Can Serrat

Sarah Goodchild Robb_Artist Coordination and Communication at Can Serrat

Martha Luisa Hernández Cadenas_Writer from Cuba and full grant writer at Can Serrat in January 2020 for 1st edition of nos llamamos así

Catalina Vargas Tovar_ Runs independedant publishing house Cajon de Sastre in Colombia

Paola Caballero_Founder of contemporary writing residency in Colombia g_b

N.B. With the unprecedented impact and uncertainty of the coronavirus, we understand planning for travel may present difficulties.   As a response to the potential obstacles to traveling in 2020 and 2021, and upon reflecting on ways in which we can continue to work collectively, Can Serrat y g_b, have collaborated and designed a remote online residency as an alternative to the on-site live/work model we have historically worked with.  In the 2nd and 3rd weeks of April 2020, we will be doing our first pilot of this new program to troubleshoot the technological tools and analyze the methodology.  We mention this here should you have doubts about submitting an application, to assure you that we are looking for ways we can get to know you and your work no matter what the future circumstances present us with.  We look forward to providing you with more information in the near future!