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There’s only two days left to enter both the luso scholarships and the literary prize! For some motivation/inspiration/general wisdom, check out Oona Patrick’s Town Crier piece about Disquiet’s Luso scholarships, the North American Luso writing community, Presence/Presença, Fidalgo Books, and the upcoming AWP conference.
Oona also has an essay on “Portuguese contributions to, and representation in, North American literature” in the upcoming Spring, 2014, issue of The Puritan. Can’t wait!
There’s only two weeks left to enter The DISQUIET Literary Prize for writing in any genre! Now with three–count ‘em, three!–ways to get published, with fiction in Guernica, nonfiction in Ninthletter.com, and poetry in The Collagist. And one grand prize winner, to be selected by an outside judge, will receive a full scholarship including tuition, lodging, and airfare to Lisbon in 2014. What more could you ask for? Enter now!
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
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.