Contests / Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2014 winners and finalists!

The winners of the 2014 Disquiet Literary Prize, the Luso-American FLAD Scholarships, and the first annual DISQUIET Short Play Competition can be found here. 2014 was our biggest year yet, with hundreds of entries and a tremendous amount of talent. Thanks to everyone who participated!

We are still accepting applications for DISQUIET 2014 — register now to secure a place in one of our workshops!

Financial aid to the DISQUIET program is available through our contests and scholarship competition. Runners-up in all competitions will be offered partial scholarships to attend DISQUIET in 2014.

The DISQUIET Literary Prize

for fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. One winner in each genre will be published: the fiction winner in Guernica; the nonfiction winner in; and the poetry winner in The Collagist. In addition, one grand prize winner will be selected by an outside judge to receive a full scholarship including tuition, lodging, and airfare to Lisbon in 2014. Deadline: February 15, 2014. Reading fee: $15

Read the contest guidelines.for the DISQUIET Literary Prize.

The DISQUIET Lisbon Short Play Contest

for plays of 10-15 minutes. The winner will receive a full scholarship to will participate in a playwriting workshop with Jacqueline Goldfinger at the DISQUIET International Literary Program and have a staged reading of their play performed. Finalists and runners up will be offered partial tuition scholarships to the 2014 Program. Deadline: March 1, 2014. Reading fee: $15

Read the contest guidelines for the DISQUIET Lisbon Short Play Contest

Luso-American Scholarships

Through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation, the program also offers full and partial scholarships–including airfare, tuition and lodging–to North American writers of Luso descent. Four winners will be chosen by an independent panel of American and Portuguese writers and scholars.

Deadline: February 15, 2014. There is no reading fee to apply.

Read the scholarship guidelines.




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