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Apply: FEMRITE Regional Residency for African Women Writers 2017

FEMRITE is delighted to announce 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.

Application Deadline: 15th July 2017.

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.

FEMRITE will notify successful applicants by 30th August 2017.

For submissions or further inquiries, please send an email to [email protected] and copy to [email protected]

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: FEMRITE, Swedish Institute

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