The 3rd Regional Women Writers Residence program of FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association will be held in November 2011 for two weeks. This programme serves as a platform to bring together upcoming African women writers. The association is currently seeking applications for the program from African women living on the continent. Priorities will be given to writers already attached to writers associations in their respective countries.
Main Objectives of the Residence
- To give African women conducive space and time to write
- To create opportunities for inter-cultural discourse among women writers
- To strengthen collaboration among women writers’ initiatives in Africa
- To generate short stories for publication in an anthology
At the end of the residence, writers are expected to:
- have improved at least one of their manuscripts
- have enriched each other’s manuscripts through discussion
- have submitted their improved short story for the residence anthology
- The Commonwealth Foundation
- The Swedish Institute
- The Caravan Journal
How to Apply
Interested women are required to submit:
- Part of a Novel / Short Story collection in WORD Document (30 pages, typed in Times New Roman, font 12, 1.5 spacing)
- A short story for publication in the Residence Anthology (if it is an already published story, the author must seek permissions for reproduction)
- All applicants will receive notification by email once their manuscripts are received
- The Residence targets 15 writers
- The Residence will last two weeks in November 2010
- Successful applicants will be given details of dates, travel, and accommodation by 30th August 2011
Last date for submitting the applications is August 20, 2011.
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