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In the wake of Nigeria’s Dusty Manuscript Contest, it is encouraging to see Africa Writers Trust rolling out a fellowship designed to help publishers and writers at the early stages of their career. The fellowship is designed to provide training, resources, and possibly funding for writers and publishers interested in self-publishing.

According to the website:

The African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship programme is aimed at equipping early career publishers and creative writers, who are looking to self-publish their works, with the skills they require to develop their works to high, publishable standards. The programme’s focus is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, expertise, experiences and collaborative learning between the more experienced publishers and early career and emerging ones.provides training, resources, and possibly funding for self-publishing.

Application for the fellowship is open exclusively to East African writers from the following countries: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.

If you are eligible to apply, click HERE for application guidelines and more information on the specific offers of the fellowship.

Contact: info@africanwriterstrust.org and cathyatawt@gmail.com

Deadline: Monday, 30 July at 5 pm GMT

 

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

One Response to “Opportunity for East African Writers | Fellowship for Early Career Writers and Publishers” Subscribe

  1. Tsitsi Nomsa Ngwenya 2018/07/24 at 02:05 #

    Hello Prof Edoro.

    I hope this mail finds you.

    I would like you to read my manuscript on my African set novel.

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