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Residency: 7th FEMRITE Regional Residency

7th FEMRITE Residency for African Women Writers
Deadline: July 15, 2017.

FEMRITE announces calls for its 7th FEMRITE Regional Residency for African women writers, to be held in Kampala. Karavan, a quarterly Swedish literary magazine, will also co-host the residency. A women’s biggest challenge has always been a lack of space and time to write. FEMRITE seeks to provide space for women to write, to promote intercultural literary discourse, to find new literary voices, and to celebrate African women’s literature.

Only African women working on a fiction or memoir manuscript, written in English, qualify to apply for the residency. Also, applicants should live in an African country and have not published more than one book. Send a 5,000 words maximum extra from the manuscript you intend to work on during the residency. Also, include a 3,000 words minimum short story for publication in the FEMRITE Regional Residency anthology. Same, include a 500-words bio and a passport photograph.

Send these above documents as Microsoft Word files to info@femrite.org and cc info.femrite@gmail.com. Please, do not send illustrations. FEMRITE and Karavan will select 10 women to take part in the 10-day writing residency that will occur in February 2018. FEMRITE will notify successful applicants by August 30. Selected writers will rework their submitted manuscript during the FEMRITE Regional Residency.

The residency covers your airfare, accomodation, and meals for the period of the residency. The inaugural residency took place in 2008, funded by Africalia Belgium and Commonwealth Foundation. And since the second installment, Karavan, Swedish Institute, and the African Women Development Fund have helped fund the residency.

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Feature picture, courtesy FEMRITE’s Facebook Page.

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