SprinNG Writing Fellowship

152 Graduating SprinNG Mentees matched with 60+ Mentors (2018 – 2021). 

Click the tab below to see the 2021 cohort & feedback on The SpriNG Writing Fellowship.

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.

SprinNG is collaborating with Contemporary Ghanaian Writers Series (CGWS) in 2022 to help enhance the fellowship visibility.

Fellowship Eligibility

– 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)

Fellowship Application

Application to be a mentee in the 2022 SprinNG Fellowship will open on January 15, 2022. Apply here for the mentorship.

Fellowship Timeline

January 15 – April 15: Application opens and closes

March: 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.

Some SprinNG Mentors