Regional Residency for African Women Writers 2018

Deadline: 15 July 2017
Open to: any African woman writer, who lives on the continent
Benefits: the residency will cover applicant’s return air ticket, accommodation, and meals for the period of the residency

Description

FEMRITE is delighted to announce the the call for 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.

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.

Eligible Regions: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Benefits

The residency will cover applicant’s return air ticket, accommodation, and meals for the period of the residency.

How to apply?

  • An extract from a novel or memoir manuscript that applicants 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.

Apply online via given website.

For more information please visit the official website.