The SprinNG Writing Fellowship (SWF) is an intensive 6-week 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 and 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 who 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. In addition, 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)
Application for the 2023 SprinNG Writing Fellowship is now open until April 15.
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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SELECTION CRITERIA We are searching for Nigerian/Ghanaian 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.