African Writers Trust

Call for Applications: African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship Programme

Writers and other publishing industry professionals are invited to apply to The African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship programme. Your deadline is July 30, 2018.

The African Writers Trust is an organisation that bridges the divide between African writers and publishing professionals living in the Diaspora and on the continent. One of their activities is the Uganda International Writers Conference that happens every two years. They also organise training opportunities for writers, editors and other publishing professionals.

The organisation announced their newest initiative in the last few weeks called The African Writers Trust Publishing Fellowship programme. The project will equip 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.

The new Publishing Fellowship programme is open to early career publishers and creative writers intending to self-publish their manuscripts. Applicants will be selected from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.

Those who are shortlisted for the project will attend a mentoring and training workshop in Uganda from November 1-10, 2018. It will consist of a variety of sessions including the opportunity to engage in one-to-one consultations with mentors, presentations on successful publishing models, theoretical editing and publishing modules, publishing as a business, and others.

At the end of the workshop, Fellows will be invited to make an application for seed funding. From applications made, one project will be selected for the award of funds worth €4,000 (Four Thousand Euros). The winning applicant will use the funds to publish the manuscript they will have developed during the workshop.

The fellowship is ideal for early career and emerging publishers, self-publishing creative writers, and individuals working in the publishing industry.

To find out the terms and conditions and all that please click here for more information. Your deadline is July 30, 2018.

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