The SprinNG Fellowship is an intensive 5 weeks online mentorship programme for developing writers with great potential and willingness to learn.
SprinNG provides two programme fellowships to support Creative Writing, and Career & Academic Progression for writers.
SprinNG Writing Fellowship (SWF): This programme focuses on 6 genres of literature: Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Book Review, Play/Drama and Blogging.During the 5 weeks, mentees will be in contact with their mentors, sending them their works, getting reviews and commentaries. Mentors and mentees will aim to work on at least 1 piece of writing in their select genre per week. The SprinNG Creative Writing Fellowship is only open to writers that have not published a book before (eBook/hardcopy)
SprinNG Advancement Fellowship (SAF): This programme is geared towards supporting past mentees in applying their creative writing skills and knowledge to their academic and career pursuits. During the 5 weeks, mentees will receive feedback and guidance from their mentors on the following Career & Academic advancement materials: Resume or Curriculum vitae, Cover letter, Personal statement writing and Creative writing portfolio and LinkedIn account creation. Applicants to the SAF programme may or may not have published a book.
The medium of communication between the mentors and mentees throughout this programme will be via email, phone calls, whatsApp and text messages. All mentees will be provided weekly N500 airtime during the programme as well as paid access to an online bookstore to read books that support their programme learning.
- Applicant Must be a Nigerian citizen, residing in Nigeria - Applicant Must be between the ages 18 to 25 - The SprinNG Creative Writing Fellowship is only open to writers that have not published a book before (eBook/hardcopy)
SELECTION CRITERIA We are searching for Nigerian writers who are goal-oriented and have the potential to develop. In selecting the mentees for the fellowship we will consider the following:
Writers with POTENTIAL: Applicants must have basic writing skills but show the potential to develop. This fellowship is for writers who need guidance to develop.
Writers who are OPEN MINDED: Applicants must demonstrate the will to receive constructive feedback.
Writers that are AMBITIOUS: Applicants must show passion and interest in developing their writings.
Application to be a mentee in the SprinNG Fellowships is now closed.
January 1 – April 15: Application opens and closes March: Mentors will be announced April 15 - May 15: Application submissions will be reviewed by the SprinNG Team May 15: Finalists will be notified May 21: Mentees and mentors will be paired The Fellowship June 1 – July 15: Fellowship Period The mentorship programme is normally designed to take place over 5 week period (June 1 - July 7). However, a grace period of one week (July 7 - July 14) has been added for any mentor who is interested in extending the programme beyond 5 weeks.
July 7 – 20: Programme rounds up August: Mentees profiles and programme reports will be released December: Publication of mentees anthology
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