Apply for The Literary Exchange Project

Writers who are interested in creative non-fiction are invited to apply for a literary exchange project. There will be travel opportunities, mentorship programs, and creative writing workshops, all at o expense to the writer. Read the press release for a detailed description and the submission guidelines.

“Furthering the objectives of our ongoing manuscript project, we are collaborating with Goethe-Institut (in Lagos and Yaounde) and Bakwa Magazine in Cameroon on a workshop for writers interested in creative nonfiction. We invite applications for participation in a mentored series of exchanges.

Though Cameroon and Nigeria are neighbors and share similar cultural values, this potential has scarcely been explored for the collaborative knowledge and advancement of either country. Consequently, though they share a border, they know little or nothing about each other and hardly engage in literary collaborations that could benefit both countries.

The workshop will feature different stages of exchange in both Cameroon and Nigeria at no expense to the applicant.

The body of the e-mail should contain following:

Your Name

A short bio not more than 200 words with relevant publishing history stating whether you are applying from Nigeria or Cameroon.

An unpublished writing sample of not more than 700 words written in English and submitted twice in .doc format. One sample submitted with your name on it and the other without.

Your availability to travel between 10th-16th May 2017 and other dates after being given prior notice.

Your sample of work must be included as an attachment in your mail. Applications not following the rules will automatically be disqualified. The working language of the workshop is English.

To apply send an e-mail to libo@lagos.goethe.org. Your email subject should read “Application for Literary Exchange 2017.”

Selection process: Applicants will be selected by a jury appointed by the organisers. The jury’s decision will be final and non-appealable.

Deadline for Submission is February 15, 2017. Only those accepted will be notified by March 10, 2017. Details regarding dates of exchange and meetings will be communicated upon approval of your participation.”

For further enquiries, please contact the organizers. Or send an email to libo@lagos.goethe.org

Good luck.

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