Our friend Derek Nikitas discusses the DISQUIET experience as part of EKU’s low-res MFA program, “The Bluegrass Writers Studio.” You can read his blog post here: http://www.creativewriting.eku.edu/insidelook/summer-highs-our-low-residency-mfa
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There’s only one month left to enter the DISQUIET Literary Prize with your best fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. Winners will be published in Guernica, Ninthletter.com, and The Collagist. That’s three ways to get published! On top of that, one grand prize winner will be chosen by an outside judge to receive a full scholarship (including travel, tuition and lodging) to attend this year’s program in Lisbon, Portugal. More details available here.
DISQUIET International Literary Program is proud to announce its first Short Play Contest! Submit your 10-15 minute play (any genre, any style) to win airfare, accommodations, and tuition to the 2014 Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal (June 29-July 11, 2014). The winner will participate in a playwriting workshop with Jacqueline Goldfinger and have a staged reading of their play performed. Finalists and runners up will be offered partial tuition scholarships to the 2014 Program.
Submit plays using our Submittable page by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on March 1. All writers who submit will be notified of the winner by April 1.
New to this year’s program: Walk the Pilgrims’ Trail to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. For the adventurous type, complete your 2014 Disquiet International experience with a three-day guided walk.
Jacinto Lucas Pires recently finished up his US tour for his novel The True Actor (recently published in English by DISQUIET Books–http://www.dzancbooks.org/the-true-actor-by-jacinto-luca/), see video of him reading at the Functionally Literate reading series in Orlando here: http://functionallyliterate.org/jacinto-lucas-pires/
For more information on the Disquiet Imprint see: http://disquietinternational.org/who-we-are/disquiet-imprint-2
Announcing a new collaboration with SLS Vilnius: Through a unique partnership between two of the world’s best international literary programs– DISQUIET Lisbon (June 29 – July 11, 2014) and SLS Lithuania (July 13 – 26, 2014) — we’re offering a special discount for participants attending both!
Save $1200 (30% off each program) and see the literary sides of both Eastern and Western Europe. Faculty and guest writers include Erica Dawson, Tibor Fischer, Denis Johnson, Dorothea Lasky, David Lehman, Fiona McCrae, Eileen Myles, Josip Novakovich, Alissa Nutting, Padgett Powell, Miriam Toews, Katherine Vaz, Sasha Weiss,Terri Witek, Rebecca Wolff and many, many more. Space is limited.
There’s just under two months left before the deadline for the DISQUIET Literary Prize! Our multi-genre contest will publish a winner in each genre: fiction in Guernica, non-fiction in Ninthletter.com, and poetry in The Collagist. One grand prize winner will be chosen by an outside judge to receive a full scholarship (travel, tuition and lodging) to attend the amazing DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, to take place June 29-July 11, 2014.
The DISQUIET Prize is no longer limited to work with an international bent. So send us your best, whatever that is!
Entry fee: $15 (US). One entry may include up to ten poems or a single prose piece up to twenty double-spaced pages in length. Use our easy Submittable form or see our contest page for instructions on how to enter by post.
Submissions close Feb. 15, 2014.
It’s true! Find out more quirky facts about Portugal from this video.
We’re pleased to announce that Catriona Wright of Toronto, Ontario is the winner of the third annual Dzanc Books / Guernica International Literary Award for her short story “Veils”! It was a hard call this year, with even more entries than last year of an extremely high caliber.
In addition, four North American writers of Luso descent were awarded full scholarships to attend DISQUIET 2013 through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation, with partial scholarships awarded to finalists and semi-finalists. The 2013 scholarship winners are:
- Chris Arnold (fiction)
- Marie Carvalho (poetry)
- Anne-Marie Ross (nonfiction)
- Amy Souza (fiction)
Congratulations to all winners and finalists!