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.

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 able to speak at least 1 of the kasahorow languages.
  • 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?
We accept applications on a rolling basis, and are now accepting applications for the next cohort of fellows who will begin their fellowship in April 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 with the subject line:kasahorow Fellowship Application.
What happens after I apply?

Applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted for an hour long Skype interview. All applicants, whether shortlisted or not, will be notified of a decision by April 16th, 2017.

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