Applications for the Jahazi Press International Literary Seminar (ILS) Fellowship in Kenya in 2022 are currently open.
Jahazi Press is a Nairobi-based independent publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction by Kenyan authors. It was founded in 2020 by Ahmed Aidarus.
Worth of Award
- The fellowships will cover tuition, travel, and accommodation for the three recipients.
- These merit-based fellowships are designed for upcoming writers who are looking to grow their writing skills with the guidance of an experienced ILS faculty and a community of peer writers.
- Fellows will benefit from the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty with extensive careers in writing and editing including Yvonne Owuor, Billy Kahora, Deborah Treisman, George Saunders, and Valeria Luiselli, among others.
- This will also be a unique opportunity to listen to New Yorker editor, Deborah Treismann and acclaimed short story writer, George Saunders.
- This call-out is open to individuals based in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan & Somalia. Priority will be given to emerging authors.
- All participants must be available between 6 – 20 December, 2022, and willing to travel between Nairobi and Lamu.
- All East African applicants will automatically be entered into the 2022 ILS Fiction Contest and considered for publishing in Yolk and Fence magazines.
How to Apply
- Submit a writing sample that represents your best work as a Word Doc. Names must be included in the file title but not on the document. The sample should be unpublished, and be between 3000 – 6000 words.
- Upload writing sample to apply to the programme.
Deadline: Submissions for the Jahazi Press International Literary Seminar close September 7th, 2022.