Submissions are sought for a new African Writers Residency set up by The Goethe-Institut/ Bureau de liaison Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

The Goethe-Institut/ Bureau de liaison Ouagadougou is setting up a writer’s residency for young African writers (less than 40 years) in 2019/20 in Burkina Faso. The new residency is open to writers of all literary genres: novel, poetry, essay, storytelling, narration, theatre, comic, etc. The production of a text to be published at the end of 2020, either in physical or digital version, is mandatory for the authors in residence.

There will be two or three residencies of 4 weeks in Ouagadougou in 2019/20. Three authors will be selected per residency with one coming from the host country of Burkina Faso and two from other African countries.

If you are available from November 2019, want to enter for this residency and you are under 40 years old then click here for more information.

Deadline for entry is July 7, 2019.