The SprinNG Writing Fellowship (SWF) is an intensive 6-weeks online mentorship programme for developing Nigerian and Ghanaian writers with great potential and willingness to learn.
This fellowship focuses on 6 genres of literature: Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Book Review, Play/Drama and Blogging. During the 6 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).
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/¢10 airtime during the programme.
- Applicant Must be a Nigerian or Ghanaian citizen, residing in Nigeria or Ghana - Applicant Must be between the ages 18 to 25 - The SprinNG Writing Fellowship is only open to writers that have not published a book before (eBook/chapbook/hardcopy)
The deadline has passed for the 2022 fellowship. Application will re-open January 2023.
January 15 – April 15: Application opens and closes April: Mentors will be announced 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 weeks (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 15 – 20: Programme rounds up August: Mentees profiles and programme reports will be released December: Publication of mentees anthology
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