The winner of the 2024 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced. Find out more.

2024 Sprinng Writing Fellowship

The Sprinng Writing Fellowship (SWF) is an intensive 6-week online mentorship program for developing Nigerian, Ghanaian, Liberian, and South African 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 and getting reviews and commentaries. Mentors and mentees will aim to work on at least 1 piece of writing in their select genre per week.


Application eligibility:

1. Must be a citizen of these countries and residing there: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia or South Africa
2. Must be between the ages 18-25
3. Only open to writers who have not published a book before (eBook/hardcopy)
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Enquiries about submissions should be directed to Sprinng. Please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this competition is run by Sprinng, not the Commonwealth Foundation.