The 5th Femrite Regional Residency for Women Writers

FEMRITE in partnership with Karavan – Sweden is calling for submissions for the 5th Residency for African Women Writers. The residency program will last be held from 18th – 30th November 2013.

The main aim of the residency is to give women space to concentrate on their writing.

The 2-week residency will give selected writers the opportunity to reflect on their writing, connect with one another, read each others’ manuscripts and give feedback, interact with established writers and build literary bridges across cultures of the continent.

The residency is also aimed at strengthening collaboration among women writers’ initiatives in Africa.

How to Apply?
    1) Send part of a novel / short Story collection as a word document (40 pages, typed in Times New Roman, font 12, 1.5 spacing).
   2) Send one complete short story (Minimum 3000 words) for the 5th Regional Residency publication.
   3) A brief bio (not more than 10 lines)
4) Deadline for submissions is 30th May 2013.

Who is Eligible?
All African women writers above 18 years of age, and living on the continent.

Successful applicants will be notified by 30th July 2013.

The residency package will include;
   * A return air ticket for those residing outside Uganda.
   * Accommodation for the period of the residency.
   * Meals during the residency period.

  No application fee is required.

For inquiries and submissions, please send emails to: [email protected]
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Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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