FEMRITE is calling for the submissions for the 7th Regional Residency for African Women Writers which will be co-hosted with Karavan, a Swedish literary magazine, with support from the Swedish Institute.
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): Kampala, Uganda
About the Award: The 10-day writing residency will take place, in Kampala, in February 2018. The 10 selected writers will re-work their submitted manuscripts, participate in peer reviewing of work(s)-in-progress, receive feedback from mentors, participate in a public reading, share information on writing, and work with selected schools to start reading and writing projects.
Eligibility: Any African woman writer who lives on the continent, is working on a novel or memoir manuscript, writes in English and hasn’t published more than one book, can apply.
Number of Awards: 10
Value of Program: The residency will cover your return air ticket, accommodation, and meals for the period of the residency.
Duration of Program: 10 days
How to Apply:
- An extract from a novel or memoir manuscript that you would like to re-work during the residency (Maximum 5000 words)
- A short story for publication in the residency anthology (minimum 3000 words)
- Biography (150 words or less)
- A passport-size photo
Send the documents as Microsoft Word attachments. (Use Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 spacing.)
Do not include illustrations.
Application Deadline: 15th July 2017.
FEMRITE will notify successful applicants by 30th August 2017.
For submissions or further inquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com.
Award Provider: FEMRITE, Swedish Institute