Call: kasahorow Writers’ Fellowship


What is the kasahorow Writers’ Fellowship?

The kasahorow Writers’ Fellowship is a four-month program for writers. The program includes customized writing skills training and guidance to plan, write, and publish books. Through online guidance, fellows choose a subject, do their research, write and publish for the global market.

During the 4 months, fellows submit 6-7 online assignments, and take part in one-on-one calls with peers, and kasahorow staff. Fellows build their knowledge in, and receive hands on practical training in topics such as Selecting a subject, Researching your subject, and Writing for a language newbie. 


Who can apply?

kasahorow seeks applications from writers and potential writers from everywhere in the world. Applicants may be citizens of any country.

As an interested applicant, you:
  • Are motivated to write and publish books for an audience that is new to a language.
  • Are excited to participate in a 4-month writing program, and
  • Are willing and committed to do the work required to get your book written, and published.
  • Are interested in working with kasahorow to translate your book into African languages to reach a broader audience and to advance kasahorow’s mission to modernize African Languages.
English Proficiency
  • The entire kasahorow Writers’ Fellowship is conducted in English. For that reason, we require you to be proficient in the English language to participate in the program. 
  • What are my responsibilities as a kasahorow fellow?
  • 5-7 hours per week to work on assignments
  • Submit assignments on time, and make suggested corrections.
  • Submit only your own original work, not a copy of existing material
  • Collaborate with kasahorow to publish, promote and sell your books.
  • As a kasahorow fellow what will I receive?
  • Improved knowledge, skills, and confidence in writing.
  • The opportunity to write, publish and sell books in partnership with kasahorow
  • A network of fellow writers from Africa and its diaspora.

How can I apply?
  • To be considered for the program, Please fill an application here
How long will the application take?
  • This application takes about 30 minutes to complete; Please set aside time to complete the application in one sitting.
When is the application deadline?
  • The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017. 
Who can I contact if I have any questions about the application?
  • Should you have any questions or comments about the application, please email Doris Anson Yevu at [email protected] with the subject line:kasahorow Fellowship Application.
What happens after I apply?
  • Applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted for a 30 minute Skype interview. All applicants, whether shortlisted or not, will be notified of a decision by June 30th, 2017.