Indonesian Emerging Writers

Indonesia has a wealth of powerful writers and artists, many of whom we’re honoured to host at the Festival every year. Alongside supporting established writers, discovering and promoting emerging Indonesia voices forms a core part of the Festival’s mission.

Each year, we run the Indonesian Emerging Writers Prize, open to all Indonesian emerging writers. In 2016, the independent curatorial team received a record number of submissions, with entries from 894 writers across 201 cities and 33 provinces.

Applications from emerging writers to be considered for the UWRF17 Anthology Series are now closed. Our curatorial team will be reviewing submissions, with the winners announced later in the year.

How to support the Indonesian Emerging Writers and the UWRF

Would you like to support us in bringing our Indonesian Emerging Writers to the Festival, and in the production of our anthology?

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is an initiative of the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati, and we’d value your connections or support to help us keep our Festival going, and reach as wide an audience as possible across Indonesia.

Please contact for further information or you can choose to donate to the Festival or the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati here.