Apply: FEMRITE Regional Residency for African Women Writers 2017

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.

 

 

Type: Fellowship

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:  

  1. An extract from a novel or memoir manuscript that you would like to re-work during the residency (Maximum 5000 words)
  2. A short story for publication in the residency anthology (minimum 3000 words)
  3. Biography (150 words or less)
  4. 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 info@femrite.org and copy to info.femrite@gmail.com.

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: FEMRITE, Swedish Institute

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